Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 76A.djvu/264

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-168Article E—Interpretation § 1841. Cases not provided for in subchapter I n any case not provided for by this subchapter, the rules of law and equity, including the law merchant, and in particular the rules relating to the law of principal and agent and to the effect of fraud, misrepresentation, duress, or coercion, mistake, or other invalidating cause, govern. § 1842. Interpretation shall give effect to purpose of uniformity This subchapter shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it. § 1843. Definitions (a) In this subchapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires: "action" includes counterclaim and setoff; "delivery" means voluntary transfer of possession from one person to another; "fungible goods" means goods of which any unit is, from its nature or by mercantile custom, treated as the equivalent of any other unit; "goods" means chattels or merchandise in storage, or which has been or is about to be stored; "holder" of a receipt means a person who has both actual possession of such receipt and a right of property therein; "order" means an order by indorsement on the receipt; "owner" does not include mortgagee or pledgee; "person" includes a corporation or partnership or two or more persons having a joint or common interest; "purchase" includes to take as mortgagee or as pledgee; "purchaser" includes mortgagee and pledgee; "receipt" means a warehouse receipt; "value" means any consideration sufficient to support a simple contract; an antecedent or pre-existing obligation, whether for money or not, constitutes value where a receipt is taken either in satisfaction thereof or as security therefor; "warehouseman" means a person lawfully engaged in the business of storing goods for profit. (b) A thing is done "in good faith" within the meaning of this subchapter, when it is in fact done honestly, whether it be done negligently or not. § 1844. Short title This subchapter may be cited as the Uniform Warehouse Receipts Act. Subchapter V—Innkeepers § 1871. Innkeeper's lien on property of guests Hotel, inn, boardinghouse, and lodginghouse keepers have a lien upon the baggage and other property belonging to or legally under the control of their guests, boarders, or lodgers which may be in the hotel, inn, or boarding or lodginghouse for the proper charges due from the guests, boarders, or lodgers, for their accommodation, board and lodging, and room rent, and such extras as are furnished at their request, and for all money paid for or advanced to the guests, boarders or lodgers, and for the costs of enforcing the lien, with the right to the possession of the baggage and other property until the charges and moneys are paid. Unless the charges and moneys are paid when they become due, the hotel, inn, boardinghouse, or lodginghouse keeper may sell the