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Eleanor Thomas v. Benjamin Thomas (1842) 2 Q.B., 114 E.R. 330


D (executor of will) orally stated that P should have house they lived in. Once died put in writing. P was to pay 1 pound a year. D evicted P some years later


Is there a contract? YES. Was one pound good consideration? YES


Moral consideration/obligation is no consideration – moral motive for entering into a contract is not valid consideration.
Consideration is something of value in the eyes of the law ($1 or $100) and the extent of that value is irrelevant.

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