A Treatise on the Law of Negotiable Instruments: Including Bills of Exchange; Promissory Notes; Negotiable Bonds and Coupons; Checks; Bank Notes; Certificates of Deposit; Certificates of Stock; Bills of Credit; Bills of Lading; Guaranties; Letters of Credit and Circular Notes, Volume 2

Baker, Voorhis & Company, 1886
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"Including bills of exchange ; promissory notes ; negotiable bonds and coupons ; checks ; bank notes ; certificates of deposit ; certificates of stock ; bills of credit ; bills of lading ; guaranties ; letters of credit ; and circular notes."--T.p.

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Página 371 - Any alteration which changes : 1. The date ; 2. The sum payable, either for principal or interest; 3. The time or place of payment ; 4. The number or the relations of the parties ; 5. The medium or currency in which payment is to be made ; Or which adds a place of payment where no place of payment is specified, or any other change or addition which alters the effect of the instrument in any respect, is a material alteration.
Página 537 - the obligation to do justice rests upon all persons, natural and artificial, and if a county obtains the money or property of others without authority, the law, independent of any statute, will compel restitution or compensation.
Página 710 - In its enlarged, and perhaps literal sense, the term, 'bill of credit,' may comprehend any instrument by which a State engages to pay money at a future day, thus including a certificate given for money borrowed. But the language of the Constitution itself, and the mischief to be prevented, which we know from the history of our country, equally limit the interpretation of the terms. The word 'emit...
Página 712 - emit bills of credit' conveys to the mind the idea of issuing paper intended to circulate through the community, for its ordinary purposes as money, which paper is redeemable at a future day. This is the sense in which the terms have been always understood.
Página 470 - All territory within the jurisdiction of the United States not included in any State must necessarily be governed by or under the authority of Congress. The Territories are but political subdivisions of the outlying dominion of the United States.
Página 720 - ... is prima facie evidence that, as to all circumstances which were open to inspection and visible, the goods were in good order; but it does not preclude the carrier from showing, in case of loss or damage, that the loss proceeded from some cause which existed, was not apparent, when he received the goods, and which, if shown satisfactorily, will discharge the carrier from liability.
Página 239 - There is no doubt, but that the express admissions of a party to the suit, or admissions implied from his conduct, are evidence, and strong evidence against him ; but we think, that he is at liberty to prove that such admissions were mistaken, or were untrue, and is not estopped or concluded by them, unless another person has been induced by them to alter his condition ; in such a case the party is estopped from disputing their truth with respect to that person (and those claiming under him), and...
Página 256 - A bill of exchange is negotiable ad infinitum until it has been paid by or discharged on behalf of the acceptor. If the drawer has paid the bill, it seems that he may sue the acceptor upon the bill, and if instead of suing the acceptor, he put it into circulation upon his own indorsement only, it does not prejudice any of the other parties who have indorsed the bill, that the holder should be at liberty to sue the acceptor. The case would be different if the circulation of the bill would have the...
Página 786 - that where one person makes a promise to another for the benefit of a third person, that third person may maintain an action upon it.
Página 492 - Suspicion of defect of title, or the knowledge of circumstances which would excite sucli suspicion in the mind of a prudent man, or gross negligence on the part of the taker at the time of the transfer, will not defeat his title. That result can be produced only by bad faith on his part.

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