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, Volumen1
Baker, Voorhis & Company, 1886
"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 2 - that the laws of the several States, except where the constitution, treaties, or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply.
Página 3 - ... strictly limited to local statutes and local usages of the character before stated, and does not extend to contracts and other instruments of a commercial nature, the true interpretation and effect whereof are to be sought, not in the decisions of the local tribunals, but in the general principles and doctrines of commercial jurisprudence.
Página 336 - A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law. it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence.
Página 116 - Bill of exchange (foreign) or letter of credit (including orders by telegraph or otherwise for the payment of money issued by express or other companies or any person or persons), drawn in but payable out of the United States...
Página 744 - We may lay it down, as a broad general principle, that wherever one of two innocent persons must suffer by the act of a third, he who has enabled such third person to occasion the loss must sustain it.
Página 649 - ... breach of warranty. But it would be better to distinguish such cases as a non-compliance with a contract which a party has engaged to fulfil ; as, if a man offers to buy peas of another, and he sends him beans, he does not perform his contract; but that is not a warranty, there is no warranty that he should sell him peas ; the contract is to sell peas, and if he sends him anything else in their stead, it is a non-performance of it.
Página 379 - The officers of the bank are held out to the public as having authority to act, according to the general usage, practice, and course of...
Página 199 - I know of no case in which it has been held that the surplus, after the particular purpose is answered, forms part of the personal estate, so as to pass by the residuary bequest.
Página 479 - Upon a review of the cases which are reported, this court is of opinion that a letter written within a reasonable time before or after the date of a bill of exchange, describing it in terms not to be mistaken, and promising to accept it, is, if shown to the person who afterwards takes the bill on the credit of the letter, a virtual acceptance binding the person who makes the promise.
Página 3 - Undoubtedly, the decisions of the local tribunals upon such subjects are entitled to, and will receive, the most deliberate attention and respect of this court; but they cannot furnish positive rules, or conclusive authority, by which our own judgments are to be bound up and governed.