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" P. 249), and the conclusion there arrived at seems to be correct in general, "that an express promise can only revive a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at law through the medium of an implied promise, had it not been suspended... "
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas, and ... - Page 246
by Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas, Sir John Bernard Bosanquet, Sir Christopher Puller - 1826
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 160

Law reports, digests, etc - 1917
...followed since, that : "An express promise, therefore, as it would seem, can only revive a precedent good consideration which might have been enforced at law through the medium of an implied promise, had • law, but can give no original right of action if the obligation on which it is founded never could...
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Cases on the Law of Contracts, Part 1

George Purcell Costigan - Contracts - 1921 - 1489 pages
...arrived at seems to be correct in general, "that an express promise can only revive a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at law...some positive rule of law; but can give no original cause of action, if the obligation, on which it is founded, never could have been enforced at law,...
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Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volume 133

Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals - Law reports, digests, etc - 1923
...where it is said: "An express promise, therefore, as it should seem, can only revive a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at law...action if the obligation on which it is founded never could have been enforced at law, though not barred by any legal maxim or statute provision. "In the...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 16

Law - 1883
...accord with this one, for there the reception of the money on Sunday constituted a precedent, good consideration which might have been enforced at law...it not been suspended by some positive rule of law, and therefore the express promise, to wit, the mortgage, revived the precedent good consideration....
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 15

Law - 1882
...statement of the law can well be made. Itwas said: "An express promise can only revive a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at law...implied promise, had it not been suspended by some positire rule of law ; but can give no-original right of action, if theobligation on which it is founded...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 32

Law - 1891
...express promise can only revive a precedent good consideration which might have been enforced at law had it not been suspended by some positive rule of law, but gives no oause of action where the antecedent obligation could not be enforced at law." At the present'time,...
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The Nova Scotia Reports ...: Containing Reports of Cases ..., Volume 1; Volume 7

Nova Scotia. Supreme Court, John Morris Geldert, James Macdonald Oxley - Law reports, digests, etc - 1880
...(including a promise by note when in the hands of the original payee) can only revive a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at law...action, if the obligation on which it is founded never could have been enforced at law, though not barred by any legal maxim or statute provision." The instances...
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 55

Law reports, digests, etc - 1903
...person ought to pay. An express promise, therefore, as it should seem, can only revive a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at law...original right of action If the obligation on which It le founded never could have been enforced at law, though not barred by any legal maxim or statuti1...
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The South Western Reporter, Volume 3

Law reports, digests, etc - 1887
...Watson, 1 Sneed. 376. A subsequent agreement to pay will revive a precedent good consideration, but it can give no original right of action, if the obligation on which it is founded never could have been enforced at law. 1 Add. Contr. 6, 13. A mere moral consideration is not a good...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 2

California. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...promise or resolution of the Common Council. " An express promise can only revive a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at law,...action, if the obligation on which it is founded never could have been enforced at law, though not barred by any legal maxim or statute provision. (Smith...
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