Payee accepted defendant's promissory note, executed as guardian, and agreed not to hold him personally accountable. Though familiar with all material facts, the parties mutually mistook defendant's authority to bind the estate of his ward, and when such lack of authority was discovered, plaintiff sued on the instrument for personal judgment. Held, the maker is not liable, since Section 20 of the Negotiable Instruments Law will not be allowed to override the intention of the parties declared at the time of issuance of the instrument.Annis v. Pfeiffer, 278 Mich. 692, 271 N. W. 568 (1937).
Erwin B. Ellmann,
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