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A

Ratification of acts, 265.
Acceptance,

Relations to third persons, 276-
Effect of, 244.

280.
Kinds of, 243.

Right to reimbursement, 275.
Who may accept, 243.

Secret instructions, 272.
Accommodation party, 246-7.

Special, 259.
Acquisition by occupancy, 416.

Who may be, 262.
Administrator,

Agisters, 170.
Appointment of, 403.

Aliens, Contracts by, 41, 42.
Duties of, 404.

Animals, Property in, 416.
Agency,

Articles of co-partnership, 425.
By estoppel, 268.

Auctioneers, 286.
express contract, 263.
“ ratification, 265.
Termination of, 287-8.

B
Agents,
Accounting, 284.

Bailed property, 158.
Attorneys at law, powers as, 287.

Bailee,
Auctioneer, 286.

Rights and duties, 167.
Authority, 270-1.

Bailments, 154-175.
Compensation, 273.

Banks and bankers, 171.
Corporations act through 261. Classification of, 156, 157.
Definition, 259.

Contractor, 158.
Del credere, 285.

Definition, 154.
Delegation of powers, 262.

Distinction from sale, 155.
Destruction of powers, 265.

Duration of, 168.
Estoppel, 268.

Extrordinary, 158.
Factors, 286.

Innkeepers, what constitutes, 171,
General, 259.

175.
Good faith, 284.

Liverymen and agisters, 170.
Gratuitous, 286.

Pledge or pawn, 163, 165.
Illegal acts, 267.

Safe deposit companies, 170.
Indemnification, 275.

Sole benefit of bailee, 461.
Liens, 275.

Termination of, 162.
Methods of appointment, 263.

Warehousemen and wharfingers,
Obedience, 283.

169, 170.
Obligations to principal, 283.

Use and care of property, 158.
Partners as, 281.

Bailor,
Power of attorney, 263-4.

Obligations of, 154, 159.
Prudence, 283.

Rights and duties of, 166.
XII-34

531

Bankruptcy,

Claims provable, 112.
Exempt property, 112.

Law, National, 110, 112.
Banks, 171.
Bargain and sale deed, 366.
Bill of Exchange, 221.
Bill of Sale,

Form of, 124.
Bonds,

Assignment of, 81.
Border trees, 374.
Bostwick's Manual, 405.
Breach,

Contract, 113.

Warranties, 145, 146.
Business Associations chart, 301,

302.
By-Laws of corporation, 434-439.

C

Capital stock, 339.
Carrier, delivery to, 133.
Cashier's check, 223.
Caveat emptor, 140.
Certificate of deposit, 222.
Charter, corporate, 329.
Chattels, value of, 417.
Checks, 222, 224.

Bank's liability, 225.

Certification, 224.
Church subscription, 59.
Co-insurance 195.
Combinations, unlawful, 56, 57.
Commerce Commission, Interstate,

14-15.
Commerce Court, 15.
Commercial Law,

Importance of, 1, 2.
Common Law, 5.
Common Carrier, 176-190.
Connecting, 184.

Definition, 176.
Delivery of goods, 182.
Excuses for non-delivery, 185.

Liability of, 177.

As insurer, 178.
To passengers, 186.
Under special contract, 180.

Termination of, 181, 183.
Passengers and baggage, 185.
Passenger elevators, 189.
Regulations, 187.
Sleeping cars, 189.
Telegraph and telephone com-

panies, 190.
Time tables, 189.
Connecting carriers, 184.
Consent,

Reality of, 64.
Consideration,

Contracts, 46, 48.

Illegal, as defense, 255.
Constitution,

Federal, 3.

State, 4.
Contracts,

Bilateral, 78.
By aliens, 41, 42.
“ drunken persons, 39, 41.

infants, 28-33.
“ insane persons, 35.
“ married women, 42.
Board of trade, 55.
Competent party, 28.
Consideration, 46, 48.
Definition, 22.
Duress, 67.
Executed and executory, 24.
Express and implied, 25.
Formal and informal, 24.
Fraud of third parties, 60.
Frauds, Statute of, 49.
Illegality, Effects of, 61.
Immoral nature, 60.
Interpretation of, 73.
Joint and several, 76.
Legality of object. 54.
Liquidated damages, 75.
Marriage, In derogation of, 59.
Misrepresentation and fraud, 65.

66.

Contracts-(continued)
Mistakes of facts and of law, 64,

65.
Merger of, 26.
Nature and classification, 22, 27.
Necessarily in writing, 49, 50.
Offer and acceptance, 44.
Offer to the public, 45.
Of record, 25.
Personal property, 51.
Reality of consent, 64.
Restraint of trade, 56.
Revocation of offer, 45.
Rules of construction, 73, 75.
Simple, 25.
Sunday, Made on, 58.
Undue influence, 67.
Under seal, 25.
Usurious, 55.
Valid, voidable and void, 25.

Wagering, 55.
Contracts, Assignment of,

Bonds, mortgages, etc., 81.
Competent parties to, 78.
Definition, 78.
Liabilities of, 79.
Married women, 80,

What may be assigned, 78.
Contracts, Breach of,
By failure of performance, 91.

“ renunciation, 95.
Damages, 113.

Remedy, 113.
Contracts, Discharge of, by

Agreement, 82, 83.
Alteration of written instrument,

108.
Breach, 91.
Composition with creditors, 88.
Destruction of subject matter,

102.
Impossibility of performance, 100,

101.
Incapacity of personal services,

104.
Insolvency, 109.
Legal impossibility, 103.

Merger, 107.
Operation of law, 107.
Payment, 86.
Performance, 85.

Promisee, 106.
Contractual obligation, 19.
Conveyances, Property, 381.
Copyright, 412-413.
Corners, 57.
Corporations, 325-349.

Aggregate, 327.
By-laws, 331.
Capital stock, 339.
Certificate of incorporation, 329,

330.
Certificate of shares, 343.
Charter, 329.
Corporate meetings, 333.
Corporate powers, 337. :
Contract by, 43.
"de facto," 328.
"de jure,” 328.
Differences between partnership

and, 297.
Dissolution of, 354.
Dividends, 347.
Domestic, 328.
Foreign, 328.
Formation of, 329.
Incorporators, 326.
Liabilities of shareholders, 344,

345.
Minority stockholders, 344.
Nature of, 325.
Non-stock, 327.
Officers, Powers, etc., 346, 347.
Organization expenses, 332.
Promoter, 353, 354.
Proxies, 335.
Public, 328.
Quasi-public, 398.
Receivers, 355, 356.
Shareholders, 326.
Sole, 327.
Stock, 327, 339.
Stockholders, Rights of, 341.
Subscribers to stock, 340.

Corporations-(continued)

“Ultra vires" acts, 338.
Corporation Mergers, See Mergers.
Corporation Organization and Con-

duct, 328.
Corporation Tax, 445-453.
Court,

Definition, 6.

Terms of, 8.
Courts,

Admiralty, 12.
Appellate, 11.
Chancery, 10.
Circuit, 12.
Civil and criminal, 11.
Classification of, 8.
Courts-martial, 12.
General and special jurisdiction,

9.
Justice-of-the-peace, - 12.
Law and equity, 10.
Probate, 12.
Provisional, 12.
Record, 9.
Superior and supreme, 12.
Trial, 11.

United States, 13.
Court proceedings, 17, 18.
Creditors, Composition with, 88.
Curtesy, Estates by the, 360.

Place of, 132,
Proper manner, 183.
Right person, 183.
Symbolic or constructive, 136.
Time of, 134.

To a carrier, 133.
Dishonor,

Notice of, 250.
Place and time, 251,
Primary and secondary, 250.

Waived, 252.
Distress, Right of, 390.
Dividends, 347.
Dower Estate, 360.
Drunken person,

Disaffirmance by, 40.

Liability for necessaries, 40.
Duress, 67.

As defense, 254.

E

D

Damages, Measure of, 151.
Deeds, 366.

Conveyance by, 381.
Defenses, 254-259.

Alterations or cancellation, 257.
Consideration, 255.
Duress, 254.
Forgery, 258.
Fraud, 254.
Personal, 254.

Real, 257.
Del creder agents, 285.
Delivery,

Exact quantity, 135.

Easements, 369, 377.
Eminent domain, 177.
Escrow, Delivery in, 381.
Estates,

Absolute, 363.
Curtesy, 359.
Dower, 359,
Executory, 364.
Future, 364.
In present possession, 364.
Mortgages, 363.
On limitation, 363.

Qualified, 363.
Estoppel,

Agent, 268.
Alienation of litle by, 367.
Insurance, 202.

Partnership liability by, 323.
Eviction, 392.
Evidence, Rules of, 73, 75.
Execution, 403.
Executory contract, 116.
Executory estate, 364.
Executory sale, 116,

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