The principal defenses which can be set up against the granting of specific performance are the following: Want of mutuality.

Want of, or inadequacy of, consideration. The statute of frauds.

7 Moses vs. Scott, 84 Ala., 608. 8 Krohn vs. Williamson, 62 Fed. Rep., 869.

9 Bumgartner vs. Leavitt, 35 W.

Va., 194.

10 Amer. & Eng. Ency. of Law, Vol.

XXVI, page 122. 11 Lawrence vs. Saratoga Lake R.

Co., 36 Hun. (N. Y.), 475. 12 Woodbury vs. Luddy, 14 Allen

(Mass.), 1; Bostwick vs. Beach

103 N. Y., 422.





Plaintiff in default.

Lapse of time.

Impossibility of performance.

Penal or liquidated sum named in contract.