This section of the book is from the "Canadian Banking Practice" book, by John T. P. Knight.
Question 522.— City miller bought wheat from village grain merchant f.o.b. at village. Bill of lading and draft attached sent to city bank. Buyer states wheat unloaded 50 bushels short. Where, under these circumstances is quantity to be ascertained, at village or city? What effect does the attaching bill of lading to draft and sending to bank have on the proposition, frright and bank commission being paid by the buyer?
Answer.—If the shipper proves that he delivered the full quantity to the railway company, his responsibility ceases. The receipt of the railway company would not bind provided they proved that they delivered all they received.