Question 153.— A cheque was presented between 9 and 9.30 a.m., and paid by the bank to the payee, who wished to get his business transacted early. At 9.30 a.m., the drawer of the cheque gives the bank written notice to stop payment of the same. Would the bank be in any way responsible, having paid the cheque before hours?

Answer.—We think it is too late for the drawer to stop payment, and that the bank is protected.