Slater v. Emerson - 60 U.S. 224 (1856)
U.S. Supreme Court
Slater v. Emerson, 60 U.S. 19 How. 224 224 (1856)
Slater v. Emerson
60 U.S. (19 How.) 224
Where a railroad company became embarrassed and were unable to pay the contractor, and a person interested in the company agreed to give the contractor his individual promissory notes if he would finish the work by a certain day, the contractor cannot recover upon the notes unless he finishes the work within the stipulated time.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.