That a party who, by his misfortune, or, if you please, his fault, has lost the only evidence of his rights which can render their enjoyment secure, shall not have that evidence restored, because it will subject this young gentleman to the inconvenience of writing his name to a deed!

Bennett v. Waller, 23 Ill. 97 (Illinois, April 1, 1859)

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