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1855 Excerpt: ...R. Groning and Co. had on former occasions
purchased bills, and advised the bankrupt that they were bought for
his account, and that there was no evidence of his dissent before
his bankruptcy. Gibbs, C. J. This was a question singularly fit for
a jury, and one on which they were likely to arrive at a sounder
conclusion than the court, because their knowledge of it arises
from their daily experience. The question is, whether this was a
remittance made in this form by Doorman's own order, or was a
remittance by R. Groning and Co. abroad, to the defendant here, out
of which he was to retain his advances, and pay over the balance.
The expressions in the several letters from R. Groning and Co. are
not easily reconcilable; but the question, whether the phrase "when
duly honoured" means when they were accepted, or when they were
paid, was a question not so much for the consideration of the court
as of a jury. The jury have pronounced their judgment; and, on a
case involved in much mercantile obscurity, they rjgc have formed
the opinion, that the bills were remitted at the risk of R. L
Groning and Co., not of Doorman. Under these circumstances, I think
there ought to be no new trial; and as to the affidavit now
offered, of the former course of dealing, in this stage of the
cause it cannot possibly be received. Dallas, J. I am of the same
opinion. This was a case peculiarly fit for the jury, and one of
them, as I caught the expression, says that the defendant Groning,
by his treatment of the bill, had made it his own. There is,
therefore, not enough doubt in my mind to make me think it fit to
send the cause to a new trial. Park, J. The Solicitor-General
argues that the phrase "duly honoured" means accepted; whether it
does so or not, has been lef...
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