ADAMS V LINDSELL (1818) - OFFER & ACCEPTANCE: Communication of Acceptance


'A letter of acceptance that is posted is communicated when it is posted.' - Normal rule exception: Postal Rule

On 2 September, the defendants wrote to the claimants offering to sell them certain fleeces of wool and requiring an answer by post. The defendants misdirected this letter, so that the claimants did not receive it until 5 September. The claimants posted their acceptance on the same day, but it was not received until 9 September. Meanwhile, on 8 September, the defendants, not having received an answer by 7 September as they had


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