Acceptance, as the meaning imports, is an assent by the buyer, meant to be final, that the goods are to be taken by him under and in performance of the contract.88 If the contract is for sale of specific goods, acceptance necessarily takes place when the contract is entered into.34 If the contract is for sale of goods which are not specific, there can be no acceptance until the seller has indicated what goods he intends to deliver, and thereafter an acceptance may be shown by the buyer's declarations,35 or by any dealing with them as owner.36 A mere examination of the goods, however, for the purpose of ascertaining whether they comply with the terms of an express or implied warranty of the contract of sale does not constitute an acceptance.87 In England a highly artificial construction has in the later cases been put upon "acceptance," and it is held that any dealing with the goods which recognizes a pre-existing contract of sale is an acceptance,38 but this later construction has never been adopted in the United States.

27 Smith v. Hudson, 6 Best & S. 431; Caulkins v. Hellman, 47 N. Y. 449, 7 Am. Rep. 461; Cooke v. Millard, 65 N. Y. 352, 367, 22 Am. Rep. 619; Maxwell v. Brown, 39 Me. 98, 63 Am. Dec. 605; Patterson & Holden v. Sargeant, Osgood & Roundy Co., 83 Vt. 516, 77 Atl. 338, 138 Am. St. Rep. 1102. See "Frauds, Statute of," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) §§ 89, 90; Cent. Dig. §§ 165-179.

28Cusack v. Robinson, 1 Best & S. 299; Cross v. O'Donnell, 44 N. Y. 661, 4 Am. Rep. 721; Knight v. Mann, 118 Mass. 143, 145; Simpson v. Krumdick, 28 Minn. 352, 355, 10 N. W. 18. See "Frauds, Statute of," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) §§ 89, 90; Cent. Dig. §§ 165-179.

29 Beaumont v. Brengeri, 5 C. B. 301; Garfield v. Paris, 96 U. S. 557, 563, 24 L. Ed. 821; Vincent v. Germond,-11 Johns. (N. Y.) 283; Jones v. Reynolds, 120 N. Y. 213, 24 N. E. 279; Townsend v. Hargraves, 118 Mass. 325, 332 See "Frauds, Statute of," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) §§ 89, 90; Cent. Dig. §§ 165-179.

30 Gault v. Brown, 48 N. H. 183, 188, 2 Am. Rep. 210; McKnight v. Dun-lop, 5 N. Y. 537, 55 Am. Dec. 370; Marsh v. Hyde, 3 Gray (Mass.) 331; Bush v. Holmes, 53 Me. 417; McCarthy v. Nash, 14 Minn. 127 (Gil. 95); Gabriel" v. Kildare Elevator Co., 18 Okl. 318, 90 Pac. 10, 10 L. R. A. (N. S.) 638, 11 Ann. Cas. 517. See "Frauds, Statute of," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) §§ 89, 90; Cent. Dig. §§ 165-179.

31 Tomkiuson v. Straight. 17 C. B. 697; Garfield v. Paris, 96 U. S. 557, 566, 24 L. Ed. 821. See "Frauds, Statute of," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) §§ 89, 90; Cent. Dig. §§ 165-179.

32 Garfield v. Paris, supra; Damon v. Osborn, 1 Pick. (Mass.) 476, 11 Am. Dec. 229; Patterson & Holden v. Sargeant, Osgood & Roundy Co., 83 Vt 516, 77 Atl. 338, 138 Am. St Rep. 1102. See "Frauds, Statute of," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) §§ 89, 90; Cent. Dig. §§ 165-179.