10 Austin v. Burge, 156 Mo. App. 286, 137 S. W. 618.

11 Austin v. Burge, 156 Mo. App. 286, 137 S. W. 618.

12 Feed W. Wolf Co. v. Monarch Refrigerating Co., 252 111. 491, 50 L. R. A. (N.S.) 808, 96 N. E. 1063.

13 Enterprise Mfg. Co. v. Campbell (Ky.), 121 S. W. 1040.

14 Arkansas. Barham v. Bank of Delight, 94 Ark. 158, 27 L. R. A. (N.S.) 439, 126 S. W. 394; Barham v. Kizzia, 100 Ark. 251, 140 S. W. 6; Rose v. Lilly (Ark.), 170 S. W. 483.

Iowa. Ferguson v. Grand Lodge of Iowa Legion of Honor, 174 la. 61, 156 N. W. 176.

Kansas. Neely v. Thompson, 68 Kan. 193, 75 Ac. 117..

Massachusetts. Worcester Color Co. v. Henry Wood's Sons Co., 209 Mass. 105, 95 N. E. 392.

New York. Nassoiy v. Tomlinson, 148 N. Y. 326, 51 Am. St. Rep. 695, 42 N. E. 715.

Ohio. Seeds, Grain & Hay Co. v. Conger, 83 O. S. 169, 32 L. R. A. (N.S.) 380, 93 N. E. 892.

Vermont. McDaniels v. Lapham, 21 Vt. 222.

15 Boyd v. Woodbury County, 122 la. 455, 98 N. W. 274.

16 L. A. Becker Co. v. Clardy, 96 Miss. 301, 51 So. 211.

17 Owensboro Wagon Co. v. Kiggan, 151 X. Car. 303, 66 S. E. 126.

18 Hankina v. Young, 174 la. 383, 156 X. W. 380; Enterprise Mfg. Co. v. Campbell (Ky.), 121 S. W. 1040.

Building a mill in accordance with a subscription may be an acceptance. Superior Consolidated Land Co. v. Bick-ford, 93 Wis. 220, 67 X. W. 45.

19 Muscatine, etc., Co. v. Lumber Co., 85 la. 112, 39 Am. St. Rep. 284, 52 X. W. 108 (offer of annual rent).

20 Hoffman v. Ry. Co., 157 Pa. St. 174, 27 Atl. 564.

21 England. Morton v. Burn, 7 Ad. ft El. 19.

Colorado. Marshall v. Old, 14 Colo. App. 32, 59 Ac. 217.

Maine. King v. Upton, 4 Greenl. (Me.) 387; Moore v. McKenney, 83 Me. 80, 21 Atl. 749.

Massachusetts. Howe v. Taggart, 133 Mass. 284.

Minnesota. Wheeler v. Benton, 71 Minn. 456, 74 X. W. 154.

New York. Elting v. Vanderlyn, 4 Johns. (X. Y.) 237; Strong v. Sheffield, 144 X. Y. 392, 39 X. E. 330.

South Carolina. Thomas v. Croft, 2 Rich. Law (S. Car.) 113, 44 Am. Deo. 279.

Tennessee. Yancey v. Brown, 35 Tenn. (3 Sneed) 89.

22 People's Bank v. Lemaire, 106 La. 429, 31 So. 138; Walker v. Sherman, 52 Mass. (11 Met.) 170; Mecorney v. Stanley, 62 Mass. (8 Cush.) 85; Powers v. Bumcrantz, 12 O. S. 273.

23 People's Bank v. Lemaire, 106 La. 429, 31 So. 138; Powers v. Bumcrantz, 12 0. S. 273.

24 Douglass v. Howland, 24 Wend. (N. Y.) 35; Powers v. Bumcrantz, 12 O. S. 273.

25 First, etc., Bank v. Walking, 154 Mass. 385, 28 N. E. 275.

26 Niedermyer v. University, 61 Mo. App. 654; Horner School v. Wescott, 124 N. Car. 518, 32 S. . 885.

27 Porter v. Everto's Estate, 81 Vt. 517, 71 Atl. 722.

28 Mail & Times Publishing Co. v. Marks, 125 Ta. 622, 101 N. W. 458.

29 Person & Riegel Co. v. Lipps, 219 Pa. St. 99, 67 Atl. 1081.

30 Manufacturers' & Merchants' Inspection Bureau v. Everwear Hosiery Co., 152 Wis. 73, 138 N. W. 624.

A written contract signed by one party may be accepted by the other party by assenting to it and acting upon it, even if he does not sign it.33 So if A makes a promise to B for C, C's suing on such contract is an acceptance thereof.34 If C is a minor and the contract is for his benefit, his acceptance may be presumed.35 So where the correspondence shows that both parties assumed that they had thereby entered into a binding contract, the fact that no express acceptance of the offer is made, does not prevent agreement from existing.36

If A makes an offer to B, B's conduct in performing certain acts which B may perform lawfully if he does not accept such offer and which he performs without intending to accept such offer, does not amount to an acceptance thereof, even though B would have performed such acts if he had accepted such offer.37 If A's goods are placed in B's custody under circumstances which do not impose upon B any duty to return them, B's omission to return such goods does not amount to an acceptance of the offer under which A sent such goods to B.38 If A, under a contract to paint one picture of B's wife, paints two pictures, B's act in retaining possession of the second picture is not an acceptance of A's offer to sell it, since A had no right to paint such picture or to retain custody thereof.39

31 Wisconsin Steel Co. v. Maryland Steel Co., 203 Fed. 403, 121 C. C. A. 507.

32 Mooney v. Daily News Co., 116 Minn. 212, 37 L. R. A (N.S.) 183, 133 N. W. 573.

33 Sellers v. Greer, 172 111. 549, 40 L. R. A. 589, 50 N. E. 246; Vogel v. Pekoe, 157 111. 339, 30 L. R. A. 491, 42 N. E. 386; Erbacher v. Seefeld, 92 Wis. 350, 66 N. W. 252. See Sec. 1175.

34 Copeland v. Summers, 138 Ind. 219, 35 N. E. 514 [rehearing denied, 138 Ind. 226, 37 N E. 971]; Gifford v. Corrigan, 117 N. Y. 257, 22 N. E. 756; Nolte v. Libbert, 34 Ind. 163; Pruitt v. Pruitt, 91 Ind. 595.

35 Copeland v. Summers, 138 Ind. 219, 35 N. E. 514 [rehearing denied, 138 Ind. 226, 37 N. E. 971].

36 Haines v. Dearborn, 199 Pa. St. 474, 49 Atl. 319.

37 Taddy v. Sterious (1904), 1 Ch. 354, 73 L. J. Ch. N. S. 191, 52 Week. Rep. 152, 89 L. T. N. S. 628, 20 T. L. R. 102; School Sisters v. Kusnitt, 125 Md. 323, L. R. A. 1916D, 792, 93 Atl. 928; Elug v. Sheriffs, 129 Wis. 468, 7 L. R. A. (N.S.) 362, 109 N. W. 656.

38 School Sisters v. Kusnitt, 125 Md. 323, L. R. A. 1916D, 792, 93 Atl. 928.

39 Klug v. Sheriffs, 129 Wis. 468, 7 L. R. A. (N&) 362, 109 N. W. 656.

If A, a manufacturer, places a label upon the goods manufactured, whereby he attempts to fix a retail price, the subsequent act of a retail dealer in buying such goods from a wholesale dealer, does not amount to an acceptance of such terms.40 If an association by vote authorizes its president to examine the title to certain property and to buy property if the title is good, the act of the president in beginning to examine such title is not an acceptance of the offer to sell.41