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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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Logic and Experience: The Origin of Modern American Legal Education

William P. LaPiana - Law - 1994 - 264 pages
...without some strain, that every case involved the revival by an express promise of "a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at law...not been suspended by some positive rule of law," such as the statute of limitations or the lack of capacity attendant on infancy. 24 This explanation...
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Promises on Prior Obligations at Common Law

Kevin M. Teeven - Law - 1998 - 221 pages
...with the 1802 Reporters' statement 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.66...
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A Selection Of Cases on The English Law Of Contract

1886
...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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A Selection of Cases Illustrative of the Law of Contract (based on the ...

Courtney Stanhope Kenny - Contracts - 1922 - 511 pages
...sufficient moral consideration to support the promise. 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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A Selection of Cases on the Law of Contracts: With References and Citations

C. C. Langdell - Law - 1999 - 1022 pages
...merits of the party procured by that suit.' And in Bret v. 3. S. and his "Wife, Cro. Eliz. 756, where enforced at law through the medium of an implied promise,...some positive rule of law ; but can give no original the first husband of the wife sent his son to table -with the plaintiff for three years at 8 per...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 43

Isaac Grant Thompson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1883
...on Sunday, constituted a precedent good consideration, which might have been enforced at lawthrough the medium of an implied promise, had 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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Legal Essays and Addresses

Wright G.. Durley - Law - 1939 - 442 pages
...be enforced at law through the medium of an implied promise."3 Later, they say "an express promise can... give no original right of action if the obligation on which it is founded 1 3 Bos. & P. 247 (CP). 1 Ibid- at 249. 1 Ibid- at 251. never could have been enforced at law".1 This...
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