Materials for the Study of Private Law in Old Japan Volume 3; PT. 5

Materials for the Study of Private Law in Old Japan Volume 3; PT. 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...had informed him that he would lend it only in the name of Shozayemon as debtor, Shoshichi had reluctantly executed an instrument, for 28 ryo, 2 bu, in the name of Shozayemon, and delivered it to Seihachi, without the knowledge of Shozayemon. This sort of a transaction being prohibited by law and too important to be overlooked, Shoshichi was examined and testified as follows: --He is a horse-doctor, and, when in the last Dragon year he went to a neighboring village to do some doctoring, he met on the road Jinsuke, of Koushibashi1 village, and stopped with him to visit Yasugoro, of Yokoto village, in the same province. There were there Goroyemon, of the witness' village, Kumezo, of Yokoto village, Kanjiro, of Kemmikawa village, and some others. After being entertained with wine and viands, the witness was induced by them to take part in a gambling game. At the end of the second game he was told by them that he was in debt for 24 ryo, 2 bu; but, as he did not have that sum with him, he borrowed it, through the intervention of Goroyemon, Kanjiro, and the others, from Seihachi, of Kemmikawa village, who was said to be in the habit of lending money to different people. But, as he was told that the instrument must bear the name of his father Shozayemon, he reluctantly executed an instrument in the latter's name, without his knowledge, and gave it to Seihachi, No money, however, was received by him at the time. Subsequently, in the 8th month of the Goat year, he was told by Goroyemon that he must renew the instrument, because Seihachi claimed that the debt was increased by interest to 28 ryo, 2 bu. The witness thereupon renewed the instrument, and at the same time wrote 1. The meaning of this name (" calf-bridge") shows how Shoshichi came to go...
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585763
  • 9781236585769