The Law Library Volume 102

The Law Library Volume 102

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...person can be rendered liable for the act of another on the ground that he has ratified, confirmed, or adopted it-unless, at the time the act was done, it was done on his behalf.(m) Therefore, in Young v. Hunter, (n) where Hunter & Co. had ordered goods of the plaintiff for sale in the Baltic, and afterwards it was agreed between Hunter & Co. and Hoffham & Co. that the latter should join in the adventure, and share the profit and loss, it was held to be clear that Hoff ham & Co. were not liable to the plaintiff to pay for the goods. ' So in Ex parte Jackson, (o) a person who was indebted by bond for money borrowed to' carry on a trade, took two other persons ostensibly into partnership. After two years a joint commission of bankruptcy issued against the three; and it was held that the bond debt was not proveable as a partnership debt against the joint estate, but remained what it was originally, the separate debt of the obligor. Again, in Beale v. Mouls, (p) the members of a provisional committee of a company entered into a special agreement with the plaintiff for the manufacture of a steam carriage. Afterwards, but before the contract was completed, the defendant Mouls became a member of the committee, and interested himself in the completion of the carriage. Several alter316 ations and payments on account were also made whilst he was a member, and with his knowledge. The carriage was completed, but the committee then refused to take it or to pay for it. In an action brought against Mouls and the other members of the committee, it was held that Mouls was not liable. He was not liable on the special contract, for he was no party thereto, by himself or any agent; and he could not be made liable on any more

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  • English
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