A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes and Checks

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T. & J. W. Johnson & Company, 1891 - Negotiable instruments - 781 pages
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Page 135 - England, to borrow, owe, or take up any sum or sums of money on their bills, or notes, payable at demand or at any less time than six months from the borrowing thereof...
Page 305 - August, no acceptance of any inland bill of exchange shall be sufficient to charge any person, unless such acceptance be in writing on such bill, or if there be more than one part of such bill, on one of the said parts.
Page 618 - ... shall certify that the refusal to admit was reasonable; and no costs of proving any document shall be allowed unless such notice be given, except where the omission to give the notice is, in the opinion of the taxing officer, a saving of expense.
Page 498 - ... all actions of debt grounded upon any lending or contract, without specialty, and all actions of debt for arrearages of rent, shall be commenced and sued within six years next after the cause of such action or suit, and not after.
Page 303 - Upon a review of the cases which are reported, this court is of opinion that a letter written within a reasonable time before or after the date of a bill of exchange, describing it in terms not to be mistaken, and promising to accept it, is, if shown to the person who afterwards takes the bill on the credit of the letter, a virtual acceptance binding the person who makes the promise.
Page 387 - Where one of three partners, after a dissolution of partnership, undertook by deed to pay a particular partnership debt on two bills of exchange, and that was communicated to the holder, who consented to take the separate notes of the one partner for the amount, strictly...
Page 112 - P. 374 m. He cites, in support of this statement, the case of Allen v. Dundas, 3 TR 125, that payment of money to an executor who has obtained probate of a forged will is a discharge to the debtor.
Page 190 - ... which is to be cancelled by the person by whom the instrument is first executed.
Page 189 - ... for the payment of any sum of money out of any particular fund which may or may not be available, or upon any condition or contingency which, may or may not be performed or happen...
Page 86 - Is it not a universal rule that a man who puts his name to a bill of exchange thereby makes himself personally liable, unless he states upon the face of the bill that he subscribes it for another, or by procuration of another, which are words of exclusion? Unless he says plainly, "I am the mere scribe,

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