Questions have been raised as to the length of time over which a forbearance to sue must extend in order to constitute a consideration. It has even been held that a promise of forbearance for an unspecified time was insufficient,89 but it is now settled that a promise of forbearance need not be a promise of absolute forbearance, nor even of forbearance for a definite time. Where no time is mentioned, a reasonable time will be implied, or, at any rate, where there is a promise to forbear, and actual forbearance for a reasonable time, it is enough.90

Ind. 286, 20 N. E. 796. See "Contracts," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) § 71; Cent. Dig. §§ 295-324,.

85 Smith v. Monteith. 13 Mees. & W. 427. See "Contracts," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) § 71; Cent. Dig. §§ 295-324.

86 Constant v. University, 111 N. Y. 604, 19 N. E. 631, 2 L. R. A. 734, 7 Am. St. Rep. 769; Erie Co. Sav. Bank v. Coit, 104 N. Y. 532, 11 N. E. 54, See "Contracts," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) § 71; Cent. Dig. §§ 295-324.

87 Manter v. Churchill, 127 Mass. 31. And see Mecorney v. Stanley, 8 Cush. (Mass.) 85; Shadburne v. Daly, 76 Cal. 355, 18 Pac. 403. See "Contracts," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) § 73; Cent. Dig. §§ 326, 327.

88 Crears v. Hunter, 19 Q. B. Div. 341. And see Strong v. Sheffield, 144 N. Y. 392, 39 N. E. 330; Waters v. White, 75 Conn. 88, 52 Atl. 401; Standard Supply Co. v. Person, 70 S. E. 745, 154 N. C. 456 (where this doctrine is said to be supported by the weight of authority). See "Contracts," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) § 72; Cent. Dig. §§ 326, 327.

89 Semple v. Pink, 1 Exch. 74. See Payne v. Wilson, 7 Barn. & C. 423. See "Contracts," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) § 71; Cent. Dig. §§ 295-324.

90 Oldershaw v. King, 2 Hurl. & N. 399, 517; Alliance Bank v. Broom, 2 Drew. & S. 289; Howe v. Taggart, 133 Mass. 284; Elting v. Vanderlyn, 4 Johns. (N. Y.) 237; Bowen v. Tipton, 64 Md. 275, 1 Atl. 861; Calkins v. Chandler, 36 Mich. 320, 24 Am. Rep. 593; Moore v. McKenney, 83 Me. SO, 21 Atl. 749, 23 Am. St Rep. 753; Foard v. Grinter's Ex'rs (Ky.) 18 S. W. 1034; Traders' Nat. Bank v. Parker, 130 N. Y. 415, 29 N. E. 1094; Citizens' Sav. Bank & Trust Co. v. Babbitts' Estate, 71 Vt. 182, 44 Atl. 71; McMicken v. Safford, 197 111. 540, 64 N. E. 540. But see Garnett v. Kirkman, 33 Miss. 389; Clark v. Russel, 3 Watts (Pa.) 213, 27 Am. Dec. 348 See "Contracts," Dec. Dig. (Key-No.) §§ 212, 213; Cent. Dig. §§ 950, 962.