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Dougherty v. Salt
Citation:227 N.Y. 200 (1919)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Defendant was visiting Plaintiff an 8-year-old boy. Defendant spoke with Plaintiff’s guardian regarding making a promissory note out to Plaintiff. Defendant took out a blank promissory note, filled it out and signed it, then handed it to Plaintiff. Defendant said to Plaintiff: “You have always done for me, and I have signed this note for you. Now, do not lose it. Some day it will be valuable.”
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