12 March 2015

On This Day: Dispute over tobacco goes to court

A dispute over tobacco resulted in a legal case, according to the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer On This Day in 1880. James Collins, of Colerain Township, charged A. Reissmann, a tobacco packer in Lancaster City, with malicious mischief. 

Collins sold tobacco to Reissman, agreeing upon a price. Upon delivery however, Reissman would not pay for it, claiming it to be wet. He also would not return the tobacco until a court order was drawn up. 

Reissman boasted he could get the tobacco at a lesser than agreed upon price. Collins alleged that Reissman watered the tobacco himself and stated that he could prove this statement.

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.