Surety to Compel Suit.

Question 457.— C and Company hold a joint note of A and B, which is dishonoured. Can B, who is in fact a surety for A, compel the holders to sue A for the amount?

Answer.—Yes, if the holder will not accept the amount from the surety and put him in a position to sue the principal debtor, the surety can compel the holder to sue.