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HIS was an ačtion brought

to recover the value of fifty lottery tickets, being the remainder of 250 tickets which the plaintiff contended the defendant had engaged to deliver to him. Before it was known who should be the proprietors of the last lottery, it was agreed between the plaintiff and the defendant, that if either of them should purchase the lottety, he should deliver to the other 250 tickets. The defendant purchased the lottery, but, as the usual scheme of dividing the lottery was not followed, and only 40,000 instead of 50,000 tickets formed the scheme: the defendant contended that the 200 tickets which he had delivered already, satisfied the spirit and true meaning of his agreement with the plaintiff.

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252. Account of the Entertainment of Auld Robin Grey.

The single question between the parties was, whether the plaintiff under this agreement between him and the defendant, had a right to recover the remaining fiftv tickets. There was no difference between the parties as to any of the facts in the cause, they being admitted on both sides. A Lord Kenyon was clearly of opinion that this was an equitable performance of the contraćt on the part of the defendant, 200 tickets in a lottery, confisting only of 40,000 tickets, being equal to 250 tickets of a lottery where the number of tickets was 56,ooo. This being his lordship's opinion, the plaintiff was nonfuited.

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This was an a 6tion upon a policy of insurance. The defendant took of the plaintiff a premium of seven guineas, to return him one hundred guineas, if war was declared between this country and France within two months from the date of the policy. War was declared within the time, and therefore this aćtion was brought to recover the money. Lord Kenyon said he thought he ought not to hear this cause : the contračt was illegal, because it put one of the parties into a situation to entertain wishes hostile to the good of his country, and on that account the contračt was such as a court of justice should not sam&ion. It was then contended on the part of the plaintiff, that, although he could not by law recover the whole sum, according to the policy, yet justice demanded that he should have his own seven guineas back again.

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