Excerpt from The Law Reports, Vol. 9: Court of Erchequer The defendant, who was the father of seven illegitimate children of the plaintiff, agreed with her verbally to pay her 300l. per annum by equal quarterly instalments for so long as she should maintain and educate the children. At the time of the making of the promise the eldest child was about fourteen years old: - Held, that this agreement was t one t to be performed within a year from the making thereof, within the meaning of the Statute of Frauds, s.4, and was therefore binding, though made by parol only. Per Bramwell and Pigott, Bb.: - the agreement was one which might at any time have been terminated by either party giving tice to the other. The claim in a declaration may be amended, under the Common Law Procedure Act, 1852, s. 222, by the judge at the trial. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.