Young v. Preston, 8 U.S. 239 (1808)
U.S. Supreme CourtYoung v. Preston, 8 U.S. 4 Cranch 239 239 (1808)
Young v. Preston
8 U.S. (4 Cranch) 239
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
If A. agree under seal to do certain work for B. and does part, but is prevented by B. from finishing it according to contract, A. cannot maintain a quantum meruit against B. for the work actually performed, but must sue upon the sealed instrument.
Wherever a man may have an action on a sealed instrument, he is bound to resort to it.