Campbell v. Price
This brief case arose from a mistake by Chancellor Wythe. Wythe decreed the monetary judgment in ''Price v. Campbell'' was in dollars rather than sterling. Wythe thought he could correct the error by a motion. However, the Court of Appeals reversed the motion claiming the error "had not been done by means of a bill of review." After the reversal, Wythe attempted to remedy the error by giving the plaintiff leave to submit a bill of review in the High Court of Chancery. Unfortunately, Chancellor Wythe died before the case could be heard.
The Court's Decision
When the bill came before Wythe on February 27, 1809, the succeeding Chancellor, Creed Taylor, dismissed the case. On appeal, the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal.
- William Munford, Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, (New York: I. Riley, 1816), 3:227.