It is not necessary that the debtor assent to the assignment to make it valid.1 Hence, an assignment is valid if notice is given to the proper officer, though it is accepted by him without authority.2 Accordingly, a subsequent assignee with notice,3 or subsequent attaching creditors,4 take subject to the assignment which is prior in point of time, though unaccepted.

12 Driscoll v. Driscoll, 143 Cal. 528, 77 Pac. 471. .

13 Alexander v. Clark son, 100 Kan. 294, L. R. A. 1917F, 1006. 164 Pac. 294; Howland v. Barre Savings Bank & Trust Co., 89 Vt. 290, 95 Atl. 679.

14 Motson v. Abbey, 141 N. Y. 179, 86 N. E. 11; .Bond v. Bunting, 78 Pa. 3t. 210; Wilson v. Kiesel, 9 Utah 397, 85 Pac. 488.

1 State v. Bank of Commerce. 133 Ark. 498. L. R. A. 1918F, 538, 202 S. W. 834; Fleming v. Law, 163 Cal. 227, 124 Pac. 1018.

2State v. Bank of Commerce. 133 Ark. 498, L R. A. 1918F, 538, 202 S. W. 834.

3 Montgomery Door A Sash Co. v. Atlantic Lumber Co., 206 Mass. 144. 92 N. E. 71; Lamoreux v. Morin, 72 N. H. 76. 54 Atl. 1023.

4Lamorcux v. Morin, 72 N. H. 76, 54 Atl. 1023

5 Montgomery Door & Sash Co. v. Atlantic Lumber Co., 206 Mass. 144, 92 N E 71

6 Berlin Mills Co. v. Poole, 62 N. H. 439 (hence if the debtor pays future wages to an assignee he is liable to a creditor of the assignor who attached the wages after the notice of the assignment was served but before the wages were paid).

1 United States. Fourth Street National Bank v. Yardlcy, 165 U. S. 634, 41 L. ed. 855.

California. Goldman v. Murray, 164 Cal. 419, 129 Pac. 462

Iowa. Schollmier v. Schoendelen, 78 Ia. 426, 16 Am. St. Rep. 455, 43 N W. 282.

Kentucky. Philadelphia Veneer & L. Co. v. Garrison, 160 Ky. 329, 169 S. W. 714.

Massachusetts. Foss v. Bank. 111 Mass. 285; Tripp v. Brownell, 66 Mass. (12 Cush.) 376.

Minnesota. Cross v Page & Hill Co., 116 Minn. 123. 133 N. W. 178.

Montana. Bank v. Barnes. 18 Mont. 335, 56 Am. St. Rep. 586, 47 L. R. A.

If the assignment is partial, assent of the debtor is necessary to its validity at law,5 but not in equity.6 The necessity of the assent of the debtor in cases in which the contract is non-assignable, is discussed elsewhere.7