Question 456.— A, for B's accommodation, joins with the latter as joint and several maker of a note in favour of C. At the time of its delivery to C the latter has notice of the relation to which A and B stand to each other. B does not meet the note at maturity. Is it necessary in order that C may preserve his rights against A that A should have notice of dishonour.

Answer.—It is not necessary that A should have notice of dishonour in order to preserve C's right to recover from him. A has the ordinary rights of a surety, but not of an endorser, and his liability to pay the note continues without notice of dishonour, because he is a promissor thereon.