This section of the book is from the "Canadian Banking Practice" book, by John T. P. Knight.
Question 434.— A letter is sent containing a promissory note for collection, with instructions not to protest, but such instructions are not attached to the note. Should the latter be protested or not?
Answer.—The instructions in the letter should clearly be followed. There can be no doubt whatever as to the intention of the party sending the note when he gives his instructions in this shape.
Our reason for suggesting that precaution should be taken where the instructions were only in the form of a slip attached was the possibility that a slip belonging to some other bill might have been attached in error. The collecting bank in such a case would be free from responsibility and the precaution would be merely an act of consideration.