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Reports of Cases in the High Court of Chancery of Maryland 1846-1854
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INDEX. ^E>53



1. The general rule on the subject of appropriation of payments, gives to
the debtor, in the first place, the right to make the application, and
then upon his omitting so to do, to the creditor. McTavish vs. Car-
roll, 160.

2.' If a party is indebted on mortgage and simple contract, and making a
payment, neglects to apply it, the law will apply it to the mortgage or
bond, as most beneficial to the debtor; and such is the undoubted rule
where no particular application is made by either party. Ib.

3. Payments made generally are applied in the extinguishment of debts
bearing interest where there are others due the same creditor, not car-
rying interest. Ib.

4. If a party is indebted on several accounts and makes a payment, he
may apply it to either, if he does not, the creditor may do so, and if .
neither does, the law will appropriate it according to the justice of
the case. Ib.

1. By the terms of the assignment of a life insurance policy, the assignee
was to receive the proceeds, and if other securities held by him were
insufficient for that purpose, to apply the same to the satisfaction of his
claims against the assignor, and to pay over the residue, if any, to the
wife of the latter. HELD—

That this was such a consummate transfer and delivery of the policy
as to take from the assignor the legal power and dominion over
it, and authorized the insurance company to pay the money to the
assignee, without the interposition of the administrator of the as-
signor, and that the title of the wife to the residue, after paying
the claim of the assignee, was good. Harrison vs. McConkey, 34.

2. An obligor who has paid the judgment of the creditor, and taken an as-
signment thereof to himself, may use such judgment for his indemnity,
so far as it clearly and certainly appears that his co-debtor ought •to
contribute. Wheller's Estate, 80.

3. Whoever may be the holder of the debt intended to be secured by the
mortgage, will be considered in equity as the owner of the mortgage
itself, dark vs. Levering, 178.

4. The debt and the mortgage are so inseparably united, the one being in
truth appurtenant to the other, that a separate and independent aliena-
tion of them cannot be made. Ib. See VENDOK'S LIEN.



1. An attorney, either in law or in fact, would not have the power to bind
his principal by an agreement to surrender his lien upon land, and
look exclusively to the trustees appointed by a deed for the sale there-
of, without an express authority for that purpose. .DoM!>vs.JB«nies,127.

2. A bill filed by a corporation need not be under its corporate seal. That
it is the bill of the corporation, is suffictently vouched by the signature

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