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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 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...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 Eastern Reporter: Containing All the Decisions of the States ..., Volume 7

Law reports, digests, etc - 1886
...up as follows: "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." The doctrine...
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 5

Law reports, digests, etc - 1886
...should seem, can only revive a precedent good consideration which might have been enforced at lw through the medium of an implied promise, had it not...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 doctrine...
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The American Decisions: Containing All the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 27

Law reports, digests, etc - 1886
...there reached was, that "an express promise, therefore, aa it should, can only revive a precedent good consideration which might have been enforced at law...the medium of an implied promise, had it not been Buspended by some positive rule of law, but can givo no oriyinsft right of action if the obligation...
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A Treatise on the Law of Guarantees and of Principal and Surety

Henry Anselm De Colyar - Electronic books - 1887 - 357 pages
...That an express promise can only revive a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforeed at law through the medium of an implied promise, had...action, if the obligation on which it is founded never could have been enforeed at law, though not barred by any legal maxim or statute provision" (z). Thus...
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2 years transportation progress, Volume 78

Law reports, digests, etc - 1903
...249, which announced the proper rule to be : "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, though...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 12

Georgia. Supreme Court - Equity - 1853
...•;'.•'; ...... :'•:,:.• .;.•••'/••'-•••. Hargrove and another tt. Freeman. suspended by some positive rule of law, but can give...right of action, if the obligation on which it is fqunded, never could have been enforced at Law, he is clearly contradicted by this case in 5 Tawiton....
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Commentaries on the Present Laws of England, Volume 1

Thomas Brett - English law - 1891 - 1294 pages
...the negative. The law may now bo taken to be that an express promise can only revive a precedent good consideration which might have been enforced at law...it not been suspended by some positive rule of law, bnt can give no original cause of action, if the obligation on which it is founded never could have...
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A Treatise on the Law of Personal Property

Joseph James Darlington - Personal property - 1891 - 469 pages
...obligation, is sufficient for this purpose.7 This, however, appears to be a mistake. An express promise can give no original right of action, if the obligation on which it is founded could never itself have been enforced.s But in some cases a valuable consideration, which might have...
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A Treatise on the Law of Pleading Under the Code of Civil Procedure ...

Samuel Maxwell - Civil procedure - 1892 - 872 pages
...voluntary, will not support an action. The reason is, 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 could not have been so enforced.8 Consideration;...
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