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Contracts Keyed to Marshall
Cowan v. Milbourne
Citation:L.R. 2 Ex. 236 (1867)
Action for breach of a contract to let rooms to the defendant. Defendant was informed, and learned for the first time, that the plaintiff intended to use the rooms for certain irreligious, blasphemous, and illegal lectures or entertainments; whereupon the defendant, within a reasonable time, gave notice to the plaintiff that he could not permit the plaintiff the use of the rooms for the purposes aforesaid, and thereupon notified to the plaintiff not to incur any further or other expense in relation thereto; and within such reasonable time as aforesaid, tendered and paid to the plaintiff the amount of the moneys which the plaintiff had paid him for the intended use of the rooms; and that his refusal to permit the plaintiff under the said circumstances, and for the said purposes, to use the rooms was the breach complained of.
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