1. In Offut's case, even sixty per cent was hardly commensurate with the risk involved. Offut failed to pay the note when due, and suit was brought on it at the May, 1832, term of the Sanga|mon Circuit Court. By that time Offut had disappeared, and the endorser had no property that could be found. The holder of the note learned that Offut had left a quantity of seed corn with John Williams & Co., Springfield, and this was sold in partial satisfaction of the judgment. Files in William H. Brown v. Denton Offut; John Williams to Offut, Springfield, May 24, 1832, in Williams & Co., Invoice Book in Ill. State Hist. Lib.

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