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books, and the cases cited herein have been discovered and gathered together only after a diligent and prolonged search throngh reports, digests, and periodicals, guided and directed by referring to legal terms quite foreign to the subject matter of this book. This, together with the fact that the author has been almost constantly engaged in professional work, accounts for the delay in bringing out the book. It is hoped, however, that the book is better for the delay. 38 PARK Row New YORK,

September 15, 1897.

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The Subject-matter. The Act to be Performed or Thing to be Erected, Furnished,

or Supplied.

71. Relation of the Subject matter and the Consideration..

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72. There must Be a Lawful Subject-matter— The Promise must Be to Perform a

Lawful Act....

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73. Contracts the Effect of Which Is to Influence Public Officers.

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74. Contracts for the Perversion of the Courts....

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75. The Undertaking Must Not be Contrary to Federal or State Laws, or in Dis-

regard of Police Regulations or City Ordinances...

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76. The Contract must Not Be to Invade Property Rigbts, to Commit or to Main-

tain a Nuisance, to Obstruct a Public Way or Stream, or to Commit a Tres.

pass...

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77. The Act must Not Be to Commit a Crime or a Misdemeanor, or to lujure Others

in the Enjoyment of Their Rights.

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78. The Agreement must Not Be for the Sale or Supply of Adulterated Goods, or

of lutoxicating Liquors iu Violation of Excise Laws Prohibiting Traffic in
Them

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79. The Act must Not Require Either Party to Violate the Sabbath Laws, or to

Ignore the Laws and Regulations of Society:.

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80. The Act must Not Be to Effect Something in Contravention of the Law or

Public Policy, or in Violation of Judicial Morals, to Do what the Law For-

bids, or to Neglect what the Law Requires ..

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81. The Undertaking must Not Have for its Object the Creation of a Monopoly.... 71

82. Contracts Not to Bid or Compete...

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83. Contracts that Promote Gambling.

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84. The Act must Not be Inconsistent with the Duties and Obligations of a Party

Who has Undertaken It...

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85. A Fiduciary can Have No Personal Interest in His Principal's Contract.

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86. A Man Cannot by Contract Forfeit Certain Rights and Privileges the Protection
of Wbich the Law Guarantees...

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87. Immoral Contracts.....

CHAPTER V.

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LAW OF CONTRACTS. GENERAL STATUTES LIMITING THE LAW OF CONTRACTS.

Statute of Frauds.

98. Proof of Terms of Contracts....

99. Statute of Frauds....

100. Statute of Frauds-Contracts for the Sale of Goods, Materials, and Merchan-

dise...

101. Contract for Goods to be Manufactured...

102. What is a Sufficient Memorandum of a Sale..

103. Contracts to be Performed within One Year

104. Contracts Executed or Completed by Contractor.

105. Contracts for Employment Not to be completed within a Year.

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