Iselin v. United States - 271 U.S. 136 (1926)


U.S. Supreme Court

Iselin v. United States, 271 U.S. 136 (1926)

Iselin v. United States

No. 291

Argued April 29, 1926

Decided May 3, 1926

271 U.S. 136

Syllabus

1. Offer by letter to buy airplane linen from the government on terms specified, including a warranty of quality, held not to have been accepted by a letter on behalf of the government not acknowledging the other, differing in terms, and presumably based on intervening negotiations not disclosed. P. 271 U. S. 138.

Page 271 U. S. 137

2. An acceptance upon terms varying from those offered is a rejection of the offer. P. 271 U. S. 139.

60 Ct.Cls. 255 affirmed.

Appeal from a judgment of the Court of Claims rejecting appellants' claim based on an alleged warranty of quality in a sale of goods by the United States.



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