Moulton v. Kershaw
Supreme Court of Wisconsin
18 N.W. 172 (Wis. 1884)
The defendants sent a general letter to the plaintiff (with the greeting “Dear Sir”) stating that they were selling a certain amount of salt at a certain price. The plaintiff responded with a letter saying that it wanted to order 2,000 barrels of salt. The next day, the defendants notified the plaintiff that they were withdrawing their letter and did not intend to ship any salt. The plaintiff brought suit for damages. The trial court ruled that a contract had been formed and found in favor of the plaintiff. The defendants appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Taylor, J.)
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