2 U.S. 233 (1795)

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WARDER v. CARSON'S EX'RS, 2 U.S. 233 (1795)

2 U.S. 233 (Dall.)

Warder et al.
Carson's Executors

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

September Term, 1795

This was an action on a Foreign Bill of Exchange, brought by the indorsee against the executors of the indorsor, and a verdict was given for the plaintiff. A motion having been made and argued for a new trial, on the ground that there had been no proof of notice to the deceased indorsor, that the bill was protested, and of a demand for payment on the drawer, the Chief Justice delivered the opinion of the Court.

By the Court. The only point before us is, whether due notice was given to the testator of the demand and non-payment of the bill. From the peculiar situation of this country notice must be considered as a matter of fact; and, in that way, it was left to the Jury, in the present case, with this single remark, that the notice ought to be given as soon as it is practicable. No time, indeed, has been fixed even in the city; but we should be disposed to think, that six or seven days would here be too great a delay.

The motion for a new trial rejected.

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