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McDONOUGH, Chief Justice. According to the allegations of the complaint, the appellant is the owner of a gun factory, which he purchased in Trinidad, Colorado, and moved to Utah. After making the purchase, he sought a suitable location to lease within Salt Lake City and, through a real estate broker, contacted the respondent, who represented himself as the owner of certain property (although, in fact, he was merely negotiating its purchase). Respondent agreed to a lease acceptable to appellant, and promised to have the lease agreement drawn up by his attorney to comply with the requirements of the Statute of Frauds. Subsequent to the oral agreement, the respondent learned of a cloud upon the title of the property and refused to buy it from the true owner, Bessie Friedman; but, in spite of his knowledge that he was not going to purchase, he allowed appellant to move all of his equipment into the building. When the appellant discovered the true state of facts, he alleges that he was unable to negotiate as favorable a lease with Mrs. Friedman and brought suit upon the contract with respondent claiming damages of $17,700. Respondent answered that Appellants claim was barred by the Statute of Frauds and the trial court so held in granting has motions to dismiss and for summary judgment.