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" I cannot pay the debt at present, but I will pay it as soon as I can... "
Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas, and ... - Page 164
by Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas, Peregrine Bingham - 1831
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's ..., Volume 6

Great Britain. Court of King's Bench, Richard Vaughan Barnewall, Sir Cresswell Cresswell - Law reports, digests, etc - 1828
...memorandum was admissible in evidence without a stamp. Tompkins v. Ashlty, E. 8 G. 4. Page 541 17. In assumpsit brought to recover a sum of money, the...joined. At the trial the plaintiff proved the following acknowledgement by the defendant within six years : " I cannot pay the debt at present, but I will...
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A Treatise on the Statute of Limitations: (21 Jac. I. C. 16.)

William Ballantine - Entail - 1829 - 592 pages
...show, " that the defendant was then of sufficient ahility to pay." Dame* vs. Smith, 4 Esp. Rep. 36. In assumpsit brought to recover a sum of money, the...debt at present* but I will pay it as soon as I can." Held, that this was But a promise to pay an executor cannot be given in evidence upon the issue of...
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A Practical Treatise on the Commercial and Mercantile Law of England

Humphry William Woolrych - Commercial law - 1829 - 555 pages
...the same point arose almost immediately afterwards in the Court of King's Bench. The promise was, " I cannot pay the debt at present, but I will pay " it as soon as I can." No proof of the defendant's ability to pay was offered, and after a verdict for the plaintiff, the...
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An Analytical Digest of the Cases Published in the Law Journal: And in All ...

Law reports, digests, etc - 1831 - 331 pages
...plaintiff to shew the defendant's ability to pay. Ay ton v. Bowles, я Law JCP 109, sc 4 Biug. 105. In assumpsit, brought to recover a sum of money, the...years: — " I cannot pay the debt at present, but 1 will pay it as soon as I can:" Held, that this was not sufficient to entitle the plaintiff to a verdict,...
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An Analytical Digest of the Cases Published in the Law Journal: And in All ...

Law reports, digests, etc - 1831 - 572 pages
...plaintiff to shew the defendant's ability to pay. Avion v. Boiclei, 5 Law JCP 109, sc 4 Bing. 105. In assumpsit, brought to recover a sum of money, the...six years: — " I cannot pay the debt at present, hut I will pay it as soon as I can:" Held, that this was not sufficient to en < i tie the plaintiff...
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A Digest of the Law of Evidence on the Trial of Actions at Nisi Prius

Henry Roscoe - Evidence (Law) - 1831 - 705 pages
...Duties v. Smith, 4 Esp. 35 ; and see Betford v. Saunden, 2 H. Bl. 116. So where the promise was, " I cannot pay the debt at present, but I will pay it as soon as I can," the Court of King's Bench held that it was necessary for the plaintiff to show the defendant's ability...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common ..., Volume 4

Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas, John Bayly Moore, Joseph Payne - Law reports, digests, etc - 1832
...would pay as soon as he had it in his power to do so." In the case referred to, the defendant says—" I cannot pay the debt at present; but I will pay it as soon as I can." The most acute and discriminating mind cannot form a distinction between the effect of the two expressions....
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Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common Pleas & Exchequer ...

John Bayly Moore, Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas, John Scott - Law reports, digests, etc - 1833
...assumpsit, it was proved that the defendant within six years said, on being applied to for payment, " I cannot pay the debt at present, but I will pay it as soon as I can :" and it was held that this was not a sufficient acknowledgment to take the case out of the statute...
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A Practical Treatise on the Law of Contracts: Not Under Seal; and Upon the ...

Joseph Chitty - Actions and defenses - 1834 - 792 pages
...Moore, 305, SC which the Statute of Limitations was pleaded. The defendant was proved to have said, " I cannot pay the debt at present, but I will pay it as soon as I can.'" It was decided that as no proof was given of the defendant's ability to pay, the statute was a bar. In delivering...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and ...

Great Britain. Court of Exchequer - Court rules - 1835
...&c. In EDMUNDS v. Tanner v. Smart (a), the defendant's acknowledgment DOWMES. was jn these terms : " I cannot pay the debt at present, but I will pay it as soon as I can." Those words implied non-ability to pay at the time, and the promise was therefore held conditional...
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