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Eliason v. Henshaw, 17 U.S. 4 Wheat. 225 225 (1819)

Facts:

P to purchase flour from D. Letter containing offer required answer to be returned by wagon to certain place. The place where letter to be sent was an essential part of offer. D sent letter to diff place then P said and at later date then P said

Issue(s):

Can offeror specify the way in which a contract can be accepted?
**Can a contract exist when acceptance is given to a diff place then stipulated by offering party and given by a diff time then specified?

Ratio:

Offeror is the master of the terms of the contract and can specify how and when acceptance is to be delivered – where it is delivered as in this case.
**Offeror has the power to dictate terms of acceptance

Holding:

There was no contract between the 2 parties, proper acceptance did not occur


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