Revocation of an offer which has been made to some specific individual must, in the absence of statute, be communicated to the offeree before the offeree has accepted such offer, in order that such revocation may have any legal effect.1 A revocation sent by mail or telegraph is ineffectual as a general rule, until received by the offeree.2 Under the provisions of some statutes, however, an offer is revoked as soon as the notice of such revocation is deposited in the postoffice.3 If an agreement between A and B reserves to B the right to "reconsider" for a certain time, B must communicate notice of his intention to withdraw from such agreement, to A within the time thus limited in order to be operative.4 A property owner may not revoke an offer to pay a commission for effecting a sale of such property by selling the property to a third person without notice to the broker.5

1 England. Dickinson v. Dodds, 2 Ch. Div. 463.

Arkansas. Baucum v. Waters, 125 Ark. 305, 188 S. W. 802.

Illinois. Larmon v. Jordan, 56 111. 206.

Michigan. Wardell v. Williams, 62 Mich. 50, 4 Am. St. Rep. 814, 28 N. W. 796.

Minnesota. Stensgaard v. Smith, 43 Minn. 11, 19 Am. St. Rep. 205, 44 N. W. 669.

Ohio. Longworth v. Mitchell, 26 O. S. 334.

2 England. Dickinson v. Dodds, 2 Ch. Div. 463.

Arkansas. Baucum v. Waters, 125 Ark. 305, 188 S. W. 802.

Maryland. Coleman v Applegarth, 68 Md. 21, 6 Am. St. Rep. 417, 11 Atl. 284.

Minnesota. Stensgaard v. Smith, 43 Minn. 11, 19 Am. St. Rep. 205, 44 N. W. 669.

Missouri. Lipscomb v. Adams, 193 Mo. 530, 91 S. W. 1046.

Ohio. Longworth v. Mitchell, 26 O. S. 334.

Wyoming. Frank v. Stratford-Hand-cock, 13 Wyom. 37, 110 Am. St. Rep. 963, 67 L. R. A. 571, 77 Ac. 134. What amounts to due notice of such sale is discussed subsequently. See Sec. 133,135.

3 Thurber v. Smith, 25 R. I. 60, 54 Atl. 790.

4 See Sec. 134, 136.

1 England. Henthorne v. Fraser (1892), 2 Ch. 27.

United States. Patrick v. Bowman, 149 U. S. 411, 37 L. ed. 790.

Arkansas. Kempner v. Cohn, 47 Ark. 519, 58 Am. Rep. 775, 1 S. W. 869; Main v. Tracy, 86 Ark. 27, 109 S. W. 1015.

Indiana. Sullivan v. Phillips, 178 Ind. 164, 98 N. E. 868.

Maryland. Wheat v. Cross, 31 Md. 99, 1 Am. Rep. 28.