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R.L. Ammons v. Wilson & Co.
Citation:176 Miss. 645.
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The Appellee (Wilson & Co.) was a meat packing business that had a traveling salesman in the area where the Appellant (Ammons) operated his grocery business. This salesman, Tweedy, had no authority to enter into any binding contracts on behalf of the Appellee, and typically simply submitted orders on behalf of interested buyers. The orders explicitly stated that they were subject to acceptance by the Appellee at the point of shipment. Over the course of prior dealings between the Appellant and Appellee through Tweedy, every order Appellant made had been accepted and shipped out no later than one week from the time the order was given. This time, Appellant made a 942-case order of shortening. The Appellee did not respond until 12 days later, when it rejected Appellant’s order.
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