This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
If the acceptance is unconditional and unequivocal the fact that the offeree protests against the terms of the offer does not render such acceptance invalid.1 If A offers to pay a certain sum upon a disputed claim, B's reply to the effect that he thinks that A should pay a larger sum, but that if A would not do so, B would accept A's proposition, such reply is an acceptance of A's offer.2 An answer to a request for insurance for a certain amount to the effect that the amount seemed too much but that the insurance could stand till Monday, when the insurers would be glad to see the insurer, was an acceptance of the proposal to insure for the full amount for the time indicated.3
9 Turner v. McCormick, 56 W. Va. 161, 107 Am. St Rep. 904, 67 L. R. A. 853, 49 S. E. 28.
1 Warren Bros. Co. v. King, 96 Minn. 190, 104 N. W. 816.
2 Warren Bros. Co. v. King, 96 Minn. 190, 104 N. W. 816.
3 Warren Bros. Co. v. King, 96 Minn. 190, 104 N. W. 816.
1 Stevenson v. McLean, L. R. 5 Q. B. 346; Baxter v. Calhoun, 222 Fed. 111.
2 Baxter v. Calhoun, 222 Fed. 111.
1 Nebraska. Treat v. Price, 47 Neb. 875, 66 N. W. 834.
New York. Fuller v. Kemp, 138 N. Y. 231, 20 L. R. A. 785, 33 N. E. 1034.
Vermont McDaniels v. Lapham, 2J Vt 222.