Forbearance of an existing debt may be as obnoxious to usury statutes as an original loan if a charge greater than legal interest is made for the forbearance.14 Nor is the transaction saved from illegality if the agreement provides that the creditor, as part of his forbearance, shall dismiss an action or forbear to exercise some other legal remedy for the collection of his claim.15 It should be observed, however, that it is the contract for forbearance which is usurious and that the original indebtedness is not thereby rendered illegal.1*0

Ga. 60; Callanan v. Shaw, 24 la. 441; People's Bank v. Jackson, 43 S. C. 86, 20 S. E. 786, 27 L. R. A. 569, 49 Am. St. 823.

14 Pollard v. Scholy, Cro. Eliz. 20; Manners v. Postan, 3 B. & P. 343; Wade v. Wilson, 1 East, 195; Hogg v. Ruffner, 1 Black (U. S.), 115, 17 L. Ed. 38; Steward v. Gross, 66 Ala. 22; Meeker v. Hill, 23 Conn. 574; Irwin v. Mathews, 75 Ga. 739; Galesburg First Nat. Bank v. Davis, 108 111. 633; Craig v, Hewitt, 7 B. Mon. 475; Ti-conic Bank v. Johnson, 31 Me. 414; Newman v. Williams, 29 Miss. 212; Hathaway v. Hagan, 59 Vt. 75, 8 Atl. 678; Moseley v. Brown, 76 Va. 419. Cf. Kimball v. Boston Athenaeum, 3 Gray, 225.

15 Matlock v. Mallory, 19 Ala. 694; Patterson v. Clark, 28 Ga. 526; Siter v. Sheets, 7 Ind. 132; Rosa v. Doggett, 8 Neb. 48; Trine v. Williamson, 9 Pa.

Cas. 613, 616, 13 Atl. 765; Toole v. Stephen, 4 Leigh, 581. But see Alexander v. Harrbdsburg First Nat. Bank, 114 Ky. 683, 71 S. W. 883, 24 Ky. L. Rep. 1486.

15a Bernheimer v. Gray (Ala.), 78 So. 840.

16 Kommer v. Harrington, 83 Minn. 114, 85 N. W. 939; Norton v. Nathan-son, 85 N. J. Eq. 409, 97 Atl. 166; Stockwell v. Richardson, 101 N. Y. 643 (memorandum affirming opinion of lower court, reported in 5 N. E. 45); Earnest v. Hoskins, 100 Pa. St. 551. So where the borrower is required to pay a fictitious claim for damages, Hathaway v. Hagan, 59 Vt. 75, 8 Atl. 678; or to assume liability for the debt of an insolvent due to the lender. Bishop v. Exchange Bank, 114 Ga. 962, 41 S. E. 43. See also White v. Anderson, 164 Mo. App. 132, 147 S. W. 1122; Dale v. Duryea, 49 Wash. 644, 96 Pac. 223.