In 1795, the Georgia state legislature passed a land grant awarding territory to four companies. However, later the legislature voided the law and declared all rights and claims to be invalid. In 1800, Peck acquired land that was part of the original legislative grant, then sold the land to Fletcher three years later, claiming that past sales of the land had been legitimate. Fletcher argued that since the original sale had been declared invalid, Peck had no legal right to sell the land and in turn committed a breach of contract.
I rule that neither men are at fault, and it is the state legislature of Georgia that is in the wrong.