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Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway Co. v. Columbus Rolling-Mill Co
On December 5, 1879, Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Co. (Minneapolis) (plaintiff) sent a letter to Columbus Rolling-Mill Co. (Columbus) (defendant) requesting for a quote at the cost of 2,000 to 5,000 tons of iron rails. Columbus answered in a letter sent December 8th, saying it would sell near 2,000 and 5,000 tons of iron rails for $54.00 per ton. On December sixteenth, Minneapolis sent a message Columbus requesting for an order of 1,200 tons of iron rails at $54.00 per ton. On December eighteenth, Columbus answered with a wire saying that it would not satisfy this request. On December nineteenth, Minneapolis sent another wire to Columbus asking for a request of 2,000 iron rails at $54.00 per ton. Columbus did not answer. After repeated request by Minneapolis, Columbus denied the presence of any agreement between the parties on January 19, 1880. Minneapolis sued Columbus for breach of the agreement. The trial court entered judgment for Columbus, and Minneapolis appealed.
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