A breach of contract involves a broken promise........................ 1288

Promises payable on demand.........................................1289

Partial and total breach............................................ 1290

One action only is allowed for a single breach of contract............... 1291

Sometimes one action only allowed for several breaches of contract.......1292

Implied promises.................................................. 1293

Performance of a promise must be made as such....................... 1294

Renewed offers of performance...................................... 1295

Anticipatory or prospective breach................................... 1296

Lord Cockburn's rule in regard to repudiation......................... 1297

First half of Cockburn's rule approved in England but inconsistent with American decisions............................................... 1298

Role of damages not applicable in every case......................... 1299

American decisions sound........................................... 1300

Inconsistency of Cockburn's language - True rule...................... 1301

Contract not terminated............................................ 1302

Practical importance of distinction................................... 1303

No manifestation of election necessary................................ 1304

Prospective inability to perform should excuse......................... 1305

Time when right of action accrues................................... 1306

Arguments from principle and precedent.............................. 1307

Early decision..................................................... 1308

Explanation of the decision......................................... 1309

Explanation of case continued....................................... 1310

Erroneous statement of Fuller, C. J.................................. 1311

Other English cases................................................ 1312

Hochster v. De La Tour............................................. 1313

Modern law....................................................... 1314

Distinction between defence and right of action........................ 1315

Distinction between action for restitution and action on the contract.....1316

No inconsistency in allowing full damages before all performance due..... 1317

Action may be based on breach of subsidiary promise................... 1318

Time of performance fixed by act of the promisee...................... 1319

Contracts to marry................................................ 1320

Practical convenience.............................................. 1321

Necessity of election to treat repudiation as a breach................... 1322

What constitutes an election to treat repudiation as a breach............ 1323

Positiveness of repudiation.......................................... 1324

What amounts to total repudiation.................................. 1326

Whether anticipatory inability to perform amounts to a breach.......... 1326

Supreme Court holds bankruptcy anticipatory breach.................. 1327

Them can be no anticipatory breach of unilateral obligations............ 1328

Independent obligations............................................ 1329

Repudiated contract of insurance.................................... 1330

Repudiation may be a defence though it does not amount to a breach.... 1331

Time when repudiation becomes effectual........................... 1332

Effect of failing to elect to treat repudiation as a breach under the English rule............................................................ 1333

American decisions opposed to English rule............................ 1334

Withdrawal of repudiation........................................... 1336

Possible distinction between the effect of repudiation before breach and after partial breach of a contract....................................... 1336

Summary of American doctrine in regard to anticipatory breach......... 1337