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Unformatted text preview: n precedent to his contractual obligation and made a counteroffer.
The addition of the “conventional mortgage” language has no legal effect upon the contractual
relationship of the parties since it was an implied condition in any event. 566. William agrees to drill a well up to 200 feet deep for John’s rural cabin. The contract price is
$3,000. After drilling 100 feet, William strikes solid granite rock. He talks to John and explains
that this is highly unusual for the area and could not have been anticipated at the time of entering
into the contract. He offers to get a special drill, but says it will cost him more money, so that he
will be unable to complete the project for the agreed upon price. Because John is anxious to
have the well, he agrees to pay William an additional $1,000 to complete the job. However, once
the well is finished, he changes his mind and now says he will pay only the originally agreed
The parties have agreed to a substitute contract which discha...
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