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Contracts Keyed to Marshall
Dickinson v. Dodds
Citation:2 Ch.D. 463 (1876)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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On Wednesday, the 10th of June, 1874, the Defendant John Dodds signed and delivered to the Plaintiff, George Dickinson, a memorandum, of which the material part was as follows: I hereby agree to sell to Mr. George Dickinson the whole of the dwelling-houses, garden ground, stabling, and outbuildings thereto belonging, situate at Croft, belonging to me, for the sum of £800. As witness my hand this tenth day of June, 1874. £800 /signed/ John Dodds P.S.—This offer to be left open until Friday, 9 o’clock, A.M. J.D. (the twelfth), 12th June 1874. The bill alleged that Dodds understood and intended that the Plaintiff should have until Friday 9 a.m. within which to determine whether he would or would not purchase, and that he should absolutely have until that time the refusal of the property at the price of £800, and that the Plaintiff in fact determined to accept the offer on the morning of Thursday but did not at once signify his acceptance to Dodds, believing that he had the power to accept it until 9 a.m. on the Friday.
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