The signature by the agent of the principal's name alone is sufficient to bind the principal if the agent was duly authorized.91 So a signature of the agent stated to be "on account of" the principal,92 or "on behalf of," 93 or "for" the principal," makes the instrument his obligation. But it is generally held that the mere addition of the word "agent" or such official designations as - "president," "treasurer," "trustee," in the absence of words in the body of the instrument showing a different intent, is to be treated as matter of description, and principal a bill received in the prin-cipal'H business the agent is liable. Goupy v. Harden, 7 Taunt. 160.

89Thomas v. Bishop, 2 Str. 965; Newhall v. Dunlap, 14 Me. 180, 31 Am. Dec. 45; Bank of British North America v. Hooper, 5 Gray, 567, 66 Am. Dec. 390; Bass v. O'Brien, 12 Gray, 477. The law is otherwise in Louisiana. Maher v. Overton, 9 La. 115; Milligan v. Lyle, 24 La. Ann. 144. See also Wallis v. Johnson School Township, 75 Ind. 368. In Olcott v. Tioga R. Co., 40 Barb. 179, affd. in 27 N. Y. 546, 84 Am. Dec. 298, a draft signed by "A" with the addition "President" of a named corporation, drawn on B, named as Treasurer of another corporation, with direction to "charge motive power and account," was held the bill of the corporation, and not of A individually. In this case, however, there was the further circumstance that the bill was dated at the office of the corporation.

90 Witte v. Derby Fishing Co., 2 Conn. 260; Tripp v. Swanzey Paper

Co., 13 Pick. 291; Fuller v. Hooper, 3 Gray, 334; Davis v. Henderson, 25 Miss. 549.

91 Second Nat. Bank v. Martin, 82 Ia. 442, 48 N. W. 735; Young v. Perry, 42 N. Y. App. 247, 59 N. Y. S. 19. In these cases the name of a corporation was signed without indication of the officer or agent who wrote the signa-

92 Lindus v. Merlose, 2 H. & N. 293, 3 H. & N. 177; Gadd v. Houghton, 1 Ex. D. 357.

93 Agga v. Nicholson, 1 H. & N. 165.

94 Alexander v. Siser, L. R. 4 Ex. 102; Sheridan v. Carpenter, 61 Me. 83; Tucker Manufacturing Co. v. Fairbanks, 98 Mass. 101, 104; Olcott v. Little, 9 N. H. 259, 32 Am. Dec. 357. See also cases to the same effect as to sealed instruments, supra, n. 74. It was so held as to a charter party in Sun Printing A Publishing Assoc, v. Moore, 183 U. S. 642, 648, 22 Sup. Ct. Rep. 240, 46 L. Ed. 366, affg. 41 C. C. A. 506, 101 Fed. 591. But in Early v. Wilkinson, 9 Gratt. 68, where the the agent or official is personally the party." Even though the signature to the instrument has added to it not simply the word agent, or the name of a corporate office which the signer holds, but also states the name of the principal or the corporation of which the signer is an officer, as "A. B. agent for C. D." or "X. Y., President of the Z Corporation," the same rule is applied. The obligation is that of the agent,95 except as the words following the agent's signature "For Sam'l H. Early" were inclosed in brackets, the court held that a note so signed was that of the agent.

95 Rew v. Pettet, I Ad. A El. 196 ("Churchwardens for the Parish of C" and "Overseer" added after the names of signers); Metcalf v. Williams, 104 U. S. 93, 98, 26 L. Ed. 665; Richmond Locomotive Works v. Moragtte, 119 Ala. 80, 24 So. 834 ("Board of Business Managers"); Moragne v. Richmond Locomotive Works, 124 Ala. 537, 24 So. 240; Conner v. Clark, 12 Cal. 168,73 Am. Dec. 629 ("Trustee"); Hobson v. Hasaett, 76 Cal. 203, 18 Pac 320, 9 Am. St. Rep. 193 ("President"); San Bernardino Nat. Bank v. Bank of Andreson (Cal.), 32 Pac. 168 ("President," "Secretary"); Hall v. Bradbury, 40 Conn. 32 ("Agent"); Johnston v Allis, 71 Conn. 207, 41 Atl. 816 ("Trustee"); Graham v. Campbell, 56 Ga. 258, 262 ("Agent"); Bedell v. Scarlett, 75Ga. 52 ("Agent"); Burkhalter v. Perry, 127 Ga. 138, 56 S. E. 631, 119 Am. St. Rep. 343 ("Agent"); Coaling Coal Co. v. Howard, 130 Ga. 807, 811, 61 S. E. 987 ("Agent," "Trustee"); School Trustees v. Rautenberg, 88 111. 219 ("School Trustees"); Hackemaok v. Wiebrock, 172 11l. 98, 49 N. E. 984 ("Pres.," "Sec'y."); Presoott v. Huron, 22 Ind. App- 139, 53 N. E. 391, 72 Am. St. Rep. 291 ("President," "Secretary"); Jump v. Sparling, 218 Mass. 324, 105 N. E. 878 (general statement), Leach v. Blow, 16 Miss. 221, 228 ("Trustees"); Farrell p. Reed, 46 Neb. 258, 64 N. W. 959 ("Trustee"); Pentz v. Stanton, 10

Wend.271,25 Am. Dec. 558 ("Agent"); Chemung Canal Bank v. Supervisors. 5 Demo, 517 ("Supervisors"); Casco Nat. Bank v. Clark, 139 N. Y. 307,34 N. E. 90S, 36 Am. St. Rep. 705 ("Prest.," "Treas."); First Nat. Bank v. Stuefr-ser, 80 Hun, 435, 30 N. Y. S. 83, affd., 150 N. Y. 455 ("President" "Treasurer"); Cortland Wagon Co. v. Lynch, 82 Hun, 173, 31 N. Y. S. 325 ("Agt."); Manufacturers' Bank v. Love, 13 N. Y. App. Div. 561, 43 N. Y. S. 812 ("Agent"); Anderton v. Shoup, 17 Oh. St. 125 ("Agent"); Ohio Nat. Bank v. Cook, 38 Oh. St. 442 ("Treas."); Guthrie p. Imbrie, 12 Or. 182, 6 Pac. 664, 53 Am. Rep. 331 ("Prest," "Sec. G. M. Co."); Manufacturers' Bank v. Follett, 11 R. I. 92, 23 Am. Rep. 418 ("Agent"); Arnold v. Sprague, 34 Vt. 402, 409 ("Agent"); Rand v. Hale, 3 W. Va. 495, 100 Am. Dec. 761 ("Prest."); Hamilton v. Jones, Rap. Jud. Quebec, 10 C. S. 496 (attorney). See further in regard to signatures of trustees, infra, {312.

95Rew v. Pettet, 1 Ad. & E. 196 ("Churchwardens for the Parish of C"); Courtauld v. Saunders, 16 L. T. (N. S.) 562 (Directors "of the Financial Insurance Company, Limited"); Tannatt v. Rocky Mountain Nat. Bank, 1 Col. 278, 9 Am. Rep. 156 ("Agent for S. Taylor"); Burlingame p. Brewster, 79 111. 515, 22 Am. Rep. 177 ("As trustees of First Universalist Society of Erlville"); McNeil p. Sho-ber, etc., Co., 144 11l. 238, 33 N. E. 31 (" President World's Pastime Exposition Company"); Hays p. Crutcher, 54 Ind. 260 ("Trustees of the First

Uniform Negotiable Instruments Law may have changed the law. This result is more necessarily reached in regard to a note signed by an officer of a corporation, where the body of the note states "I" promise to pay;97 though the same result has been reached where a note read "we" promise, and was signed by a single person with the addition of his official title in a specified corporation."97a