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$ 1464, May give receipt or discharge.- An agent authorized to collect has implied authority to give to the debtor upon payment such a receipt or discharge as the payment entitles him to receive. Thus, if the debt be evidenced by a note or other security, the agent, upon payment, may deliver the security to the debtor.'
By WHOM PAYMENT TO BE MADE.
§ 1465. By purchaser or his agent,- Payment to be operative must of course ordinarily be made by the purchaser or by his agent whose act has either been previously authorized or subsequently ratified.
$ 1466. By stranger.— The effect of the payment of a debt by a stranger to it is a question upon which there is a conflict
a among the authorities. Early English cases, followed by cases in this country, have held that such a payment does not constitute a satisfaction of the debt, unless such payment was previously authorized or subsequently ratified by the debtor in some other way at least than the mere reliance upon
par. ment as a bar.?
But the rule sustained by the weight of authority seems to be that where the stranger, acting in behalf of the debtor, tenders the money as payment to the creditor, who accepts it as such, the debt, so far as the creditor is concerned, is extinguished, and can no longer be enforced by the creditor against the debtor. As to the person who so pays, it
1 Padfield v. Green, 85 Ill. 529. son, 1 H. & N. 420: Bleakley v. White
2 See Grymes v. Blofield, Croke, 4 Paige (N. Y.). 654; Clow v. Borst, 6 Eliz. 541; Simpson v. Eggington, 10 Johns. (N. Y.) 37; Daniels v. Hallen. Exch. 845; Edgecombe v. Rodd, 5 beck, 19 Wend. (N. Y.) 408; Atlantic East, 294; Goodwin v. Cremer, 18 Q. Dock Co. v, New York, 53 N. Y. 64; B. 757; Kemp v. Balls, 10 Exch, 607; Whiting v. Insurance Co., 15 Md. 297; Jones v. Broadhurst, 9 C. B. 173; Bel. Stark v. Thompson, 3 T. B. Mon (KJ.) shaw v. Bush, 11 C. B. 191; James v. 296. Isaacs, 12 C. B. 791; Lucas v. Wilkin. 3 See Crumlish v. Central Improve
is said that he may then, by suit in equity, either compel the debtor to ratify the act as one done on his account and thus make himself liable to refund, or, if the debtor refuse to ratify, that the debt be enforced in the payor's favor as an equitable assignee against the debtor.1
Cain v. Bryant, 12 Heisk. (Tenn.) 45;
1 See Crumlish v. Central Improve. ment Co., supra, and the exhaustive note in 23 L. R. A. 120.
ment Co., 38 W. Va. 390, 18 S. E. R. 456, 45 Am. St. R. 872, 23 L. R. A. 120, and note; Gray v. Herman, 75 Wis. 453, 44 N. W. R. 248, 6 L. R. A. 691; Leavitt v. Morrow, 6 Ohio St. 71, 67 Am. Dec. 334; Harrison v. Hicks, 1 Port. (Ala.) 423, 27 Am. Dec. 638; Webster v. Wyser, 1 Stew. (Ala.) 184;
OF REMEDIES FOR NON-PERFORMANCE.
PURPOSE OF BOOK V.
§ 1468. In general
1469. How remedies classified.
§ 1468. In general.- In previous portions of this work attention has been given to the making of the contract of sale, to its effect in passing the property, to the means and occasion for its avoidance, and to the question of its performance, if not so avoided. There remains finally to be considered the question of the remedies of which the respective parties may avail themselves if the contract be not performed.
$ 1469. How remedies classified.— This question of the remedies naturally presents two aspects: 1. The remedies of the seller; and 2. The remedies of the buyer.
Of the remedies of the seller there may be two sorts: Remedies against the goods, and remedies against the buyer personally.
The remedies of the buyer, however, are chiefly, if not entirely, personal in their character. The treatment, therefore, will be in the following order:
1. The remedies of the seller against the goods. II. The remedies of the seller against the buyer personally. III. The remedies of the buyer against the seller. Each of these will be made the subject of a separate chapter.
OF THE REMEDIES OF THE SELLER AGAINST THE GOODS
$ 1470-1472. In general
§ 1493, 1494. —How when goods I. THE SELLER'S LIEN.
in possession of bailee.
1495. How when goods on pub1473. What here included.
lic wharf or the premises 1. Of the Lien in General
of a stranger. 1474. Seller has a lien to secure
1496, 1497. — How when goods payment.
are delivered to a carrier. 1475. What the lien secures.
1498. Transfer by bill of lad1476. What claims the lien pre
1499. Effect of delivery of part of
the goods. 2. Waiver or Abandonment of Lien.
1500. Effect of part payment. 1477, 1478. Waiver of the lien
Expressly or by implica- 3. Estoppel in Favor of Subtion.
purchasers 1479, 1480.
Waiver by giving 1501-1503. Lien good against subcredit.
purchaser unless seller es 1481. Waiver by taking bill
topped - Estoppel by conor note.
duct. 1482-1484. Lien abandoned by un- 1504-1506. Form of delivery conditional delivery.
order or warrant as estop1485, 1486. Lien not lost by
pel. delivery which passes the 1507. Warehouse receipts in title but does not change
the United States. possession. 1487. So lien not lost if posses-4. Revival of Lien on Insolvency of sion retained, though sell
Purchaser. er's attitude has changed. 1508, 1509. Revival of lien - Insolr1488, 1489. Lien not lost by
ency of purchaser before special and qualified de
actual delivery. livery.
1510, 1511. Insolvency of buyer be 1490. Lien not lost if posses
fore expiration of credit sion secured by fraud.
Insolvency of buyer 1491. How when goods already
before delivery order com in possession of buyer.
plied with. 1492. How when buyer has 1515-1517. Same subjectchanged character of prop
Taking note - Giving te erty.
ceipted bill, eta