4. Communication when complete.- The, communication of a proposal is complete when it comes to the knowledge of the person to whom it is made. The communication of an acceptance is complete,-- as against the proposer, when it is put in a course of transmission to him, so as to be out of the power of the acceptor; as against the acceptor, when it comes to the, knowledge, of the proposer. The communication of a revocation is complete,-- as against the person who makes it, when it is put into a course of transmission to the person to whom it is made, so as" to be out of the power of the person who makes it; as against the person. to whom it is made, when it comes. to his knowledge. Illustrations
A proposes, by letter, to sell a house to B at a certain price. The communication of the proposal is complete when B receives the letter.
B accepts A' s proposal by a letter sent by post. The communication of the acceptance is complete, as against A when the letter is posted as against B, when the letter is received by. A.
A revokes his proposal by telegram. The revocation is complete as against A when the telegram is despatched. It is complete as against B when B receives it. B revokes his acceptance by telegram. B' s revocation is complete as against B when the telegram is despatched, and as against A when it reaches him.