Appeals to the Privy Council

Report No. 06_1759_02

Dering v Packer

New Hampshire 

Case Name Short

Dering v Packer

Case Name Long

Thomas Dering v Thomas Packer

 

Acts of the Privy Council, Colonial Series

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APC Citation 

v.4 [407] p.433 – 9 November 1759 – entry 1

 
PC Register Citation 

George II v.18 (2 May 1759 – 10 July 1760) p.189: PC 2/107/189

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APC Citation 

v.4 [407] p.433–436 – 11 July 1760 – entry 2

 
PC Register Citation 

George II v.18 (2 May 1759 – 10 July 1760) p.431, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 443: PC 2/107/431, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 443

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Colonial Courts

Inferior Court of Common Pleas – 8 December 1757

Chancery

Superior Court – 12 December 1758 – affirming judgments of 8 December 1757 and 10 June 1758

Participants

Dering, Henry, deceased

Dering, Thomas of Boston (executor of Henry Dering)

Nelson, William

Packer, Thomas of Portsmouth

Smith, Jeremiah

Description

Payment of a debt. The case arises from the impact of depreciation of various colonial currencies.

Disposition

Reversed “except the verdict and judgment of the Superior Court of Judicature for the penalty of the bonds and costs,” according to the APC.

References in Smith, Appeals to the Privy Council from the American Plantations

Table of Cases (Dering v Packer)


DOCUMENTATION

Printed Cases

Appellant’s
case

Case of the appellant (Dering)

Counsel

[Signed] C. Pratt; Al. Forrester

 
Library

British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36218 f.44–45 (Includes manuscript notes)

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Respondent’s
case

Case of the respondent (Packer)

Counsel

[Signed] C. Yorke; W. DeGrey

 
Note

Appellant’s name is spelled Deering on respondent’s printed case.

 
Library

British Library: (Hardwicke Papers) Additional Manuscripts 36218 f.46–48 (Includes manuscript notes)

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Privy Council Documents in PC 1 at The National Archives at Kew

Not found

 

Other Documents

Other Documents

Dallas, Reports 4 (4 U.S. [4 Dall.]), p.xxiii–xxv [at the back of the volume] (1807), contains a report on the hearing of Dering v Packer before the Council. The note in Dallas indicates that “this report is taken from a collection of manuscript cases, upon authority, that appeared respectable when it was copied: but the name of the reporter is forgotten.” Smith (p.502) suggests that the notes were probably those of Jared Ingersoll.