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" ... the language of the promisor is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. "
Quarterly bulletin (New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Health). 1913 - Page 2
1913
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American Cases on Contract: Arranged in Accordance with the Analysis of ...

Ernest Wilson Huffcut, Edwin Hamlin Woodruff - 1894 - 762 pages
...effort to ascertain the construction which should be given to it, we are also to observe the rule that the language of the promisor is to be interpreted...he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. White v. Hoyt, 73 NY 505, 511. At the time the uncle wrote the letter he was indebted to...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 8

Washington (State). Supreme Court, Eugene Genroy Kreider - 1894 - 806 pages
...Am. Dec. 658 ). Moreover, "the true principle of sound ethics is to give the language of the promisor the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee." Benjamin, Principles of Contracts, 111, citing: Hoffman v. .Etna Ins. Co., 32 NY 405; Carpenter...
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Miscellaneous Reports. Cases Decided in the Courts of Record of ..., Volume 17

New York (State). Courts - 1896 - 836 pages
...which he understood it. " Where the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee." Hoffman v. Aetna FI Co., 32 X. Y. 405; Potter v. Ontario I. Co., 5 Hill, 549; Barlow v....
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 53

Abraham Clark Freeman - 1897 - 1064 pages
...well as of ethics, that when the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee: Potter v. Onterio etc. Ins. Co., 5 Hill, 149; Barlow v. Scott, 24 NY 40. It is also a familiar...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of the State of ..., Volume 153

New York (State). Court of Appeals, George Franklin Comstock, Henry Rogers Selden, Francis Kernan, Hiram Edward Sickels - 1897 - 796 pages
...well as of ethics, that where the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose that it was understood by the promisee, and that if it be doubtful, in view of the general tenor of...
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North Carolina Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 124

North Carolina. Supreme Court - 1899 - 968 pages
...well as of ethics, that where the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. Potter r. Insurance Co., 5 Hill, 147, 149; Barlow v. Scott. 24 "NY, 40. It is also a familiar...
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 70

Abraham Clark Freeman - 1900
...well as of ethics, that where the language of a promisor may he understood in more senses than one, It Is to be interpreted in the sense In which he had reason to suppose It was under•tood by the promisee. (Kendrick v. Life Ins. Co., 592.) 5. CONTRACTS— CONSTRUCTION OF.—...
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The Encyclopaedia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and ..., Volume 20

1901 - 1334 pages
...Known to the Other. — Where the language of one party may be understood in more senses than one, it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the other party.4 Meaning of Words and Phrases. — Words Or phrases are to be given their ordinary and...
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Book 9

1907 - 1366 pages
...well as of ethics that, where the language of a promisor may be understood in more senses than one. it is to be interpreted in the sense in which he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. ... It is also a familiar rule of law that, if it be left in doubt, in view of the general...
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Engineering Law, Volume 1

Alexander Haring - 1910 - 544 pages
...effort to ascertain the construction which should be given to it, we are also to observe the rule that the language of the promisor is to be interpreted...he had reason to suppose it was understood by the promisee. White v. Hoyt, 73 NY 505, 511. At the time the uncle wrote the letter he was indebted to...
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