U.S. Supreme Court
Stucky v. Masonic Savings Bank, 108 U.S. 74 (1883)
Stucky v. Masonic Savings Bank
Decided March 6, 1883
108 U.S. 74
A creditor, dealing with a debtor whom he may suspect to be in failing circumstances, but of which he has no sufficient evidence, may receive payment or take security without necessarily violating the bankrupt law. When such creditor is unwilling to trust a debtor further or feels anxious about his claim, the obtaining additional security, or the receiving payment of the debt is not prohibited if the belief which the act requires is wanting. Grant v. National Bank, 97 U. S. 80, approved and followed.