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Dickinson v. Dodds
Citation:2 Ch. Div. 463 (1876)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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In June 10, 1874, defendant John Dodds signed and delivered to plaintiff, George Dickinson, a memorandum, of which the material part said: “I hereby agree to sell to Mr. George Dickinson the whole of the dwelling-houses, garden ground, stabling, and outbuildings … for the sum of £800. This offer to be left open until Friday, 9 o’clock, A.M. J.D., 12th June 1874. Believing that he had the power to accept it until 9 a.m. on the Friday, plaintiff did not signify his acceptance to Dodds. In the afternoon of Thursday, the plaintiff was informed that Dodds had been offering or agreeing to sell the property to Thomas Allan, the other defendant. The plaintiff brought an action to enforce the defendant specifically perform the contract and estop the defendant from conveying the property to Allan.
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