Question 273.— If the holder of a sight draft should voluntarily leave it with the drawee for 48 hours for acceptance, and the drawee date his acceptance on the last day on which he holds it, must the holder, in order to prevent the release of the drawer or previous endorsers, protest the draft ?

Answer.—Yes; this would be a qualified acceptance, and should the drawee not make the necessary change of date the draft should be protested.