A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Checks, [etc.]: With an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of Acts and Select Cases Relative to Negotiable Securities, Analysis of a Count in Assumpsit, Tables of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, [etc.]

The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2004 - 274 Seiten

First published in London in 1802, this dictionary is an alphabetically arranged compendium dealing strictly with matters of commerce, such as bills of exchange and promissory notes. John Irwing Maxwell, a barrister of the Middle Temple, was an authority on maritime law. The author of The Spirit of Marine Law: Or Compendium of the Statutes Relating to the Admiralty he also wrote the delightfully titled Hints for Protecting the Public Against the Extortion and Insolence of Hackney-Coachmen.

xv, 251 pp.

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Seite 155 - Parliament, and that it shall not be lawful for any body politic or corporate whatsoever created or to be created, or for any other persons whatsoever united or to be united in covenants or partnership exceeding the number of six persons in that part of Great Britain called England, to borrow, owe, or take up any sum or sums of money on their bills or notes payable on demand or at any less time than six months from the borrowing thereof...
Seite 207 - The jury having found a verdict for the defendant on the third issue, the plaintiff' obtained a rule to shew cause why there should not be a new trial, on the ground of the admission of improper evidence.
Seite 234 - Nothing is so clear as the point; the indorsement on a blank note is a letter of credit for an indefinite sum; the defendant said, trust Galley to any amount, and I will be his security; it does not lie in his mouth to say the indorsements were not regular.
Seite 196 - Any person or persons whatsoever, who shall at any time or sitting, by playing at cards, dice, tables, or other game or games whatsoever, or by betting on the sides or hands of such as do play at any of the games aforesaid, lose to any one or more person or persons so playing or betting, in...
Seite 205 - And the question was whether there could be a qualification of an acceptance; for it was alleged, that his writing upon the bill was sufficient to charge him with the whole sum.
Seite 50 - The person who writes or draws the bill is called the drawer. The person to whom it is addressed is called the drawee.

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