The Code of Law for the District of Columbia: Enacted March 3, 1901, Amended by the Acts Approved January 31 and June 30, 1902, and Amended by Further Acts of Congress to and Including March 3, 1905

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1906 - 396 sider
 

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Side 297 - A cheque is a Bill of Exchange drawn on a banker payable on demand. Promissory Note. — A Promissory Note is an unconditional promise in writing made by one person to another, signed by the maker, engaging to pay on demand or at a fixed...
Side 279 - Where the instrument contains or a person adds to his signature words indicating that he signs for or on behalf of a principal, or in a representative capacity, he is not liable on the instrument if he was duly authorized; but the mere addition of words describing him as an agent, or as filling a representative character, without disclosing his principal, does not exempt him from personal liability.
Side 278 - In order, however, that any such instrument, when completed, may he enforced against any person who became a party thereto prior to its completion, it must be filled up strictly in accordance with the authority given and within a reasonable time; but if any such instrument, after completion, is negotiated to a holder in due course, it is valid and effectual for all purposes in his hands, and he may enforce it as if it had been filled up strictly in accordance with the authority given and within a...
Side 130 - If the trustees of any such company shall declare and pay any dividend when the company is insolvent, or any dividend the payment of which would render it insolvent, or which would diminish the amount of its capital stock...
Side 295 - That where a bill of exchange has been protested for dishonor bv non-acceptance, or protested for better security, and is not overdue, any person, not being a party already liable thereon, may, with the consent of the holder, intervene and accept the bill supra protest, for the honor of any party liable thereon, or for the honor of the person for whose account the bill is drawn.
Side 233 - The words of the statute are, that " no action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator, upon any special promise, to answer damages out of his own estate...
Side 233 - And by the seventeenth section of the same statute it is enacted, that " no contract for the sale of any goods, wares and merchandizes, for the price of ten pounds sterling or upwards, shall be allowed to be good, except the buyer shall accept part of the goods so sold, and actually receive the same...
Side 292 - Where a drawee to whom a bill is delivered for acceptance destroys the same, or refuses within twenty-four hours after such delivery, or within such other period as the holder may allow, to return the bill accepted or nonaccepted to the holder, he will be deemed to have accepted the same.
Side 290 - Where the instrument is paid by a party secondarily liable thereon it is not discharged; but the party so paying it is remitted to his former rights as regards all prior parties, and he may strike out his own and all subsequent indorsements, and again negotiate the instrument, except: 1.
Side 266 - ... in actions of debt or upon the case grounded upon any simple contract, no acknowledgment or promise by words only shall be deemed sufficient evidence of a new or continuing contract...

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