A lease made before the outbreak of the war to an alien enemy, is not dissolved or suspended by the war,1 and he remains liable for the rent according to his covenant in such lease. While this question has been discussed in a case in which the alien had assigned the lease, it would probably have been reached if the alien had not assigned the lease, and if he had been prevented by the war from taking possession of the leased property.2 The same result was reached in an earlier case,3 in which the lessee was ousted during civil war and in which it was held that such ouster was not such an impossibility as to excuse him from an express covenant on his part to pay rent.4