Question 152.— Could the bank on which a marked cheque is drawn, which has been " raised" after marking, be held responsible for more than the original amount under any circumstances?

Answer.—Before the decision in Schofield v. Earl of Londesborough, the only case we can conceive where a colour of claim to hold the accepting bank responsible might have arisen would be one where it had accepted a cheque so drawn that the increased amount might be written in without any alteration being apparent. c.b.p.—7