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Kingston v. Preston
Citation:99 Eng. Rep. 606
Kingston (plaintiff) joined Preston’s (defendant) silk business as an apprentice. After Kingston’s apprenticeship, Preston promised to sell the business to him. Kingston promised to pay 250 pounds per month for his stake in the business and to give Preston “sufficient security” for these payments. Preston later refused to sell the business as promised. Kingston sued Preston for breach of contract. Preston argued that Kingston failed to give sufficient security and that excused him from selling the business.
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