But the promisee is bound to release a promise thus unduly obtained.
In short it is a benefit to the promisor, or a detriment to the promisee.
He probably will be able to make sure that the promisee has the cotton.
In many cases a promisee may incur a detriment without thereby furnishing a consideration.
From his master's legal capacity a slave derives ability to be promisee in a stipulation.
The promiser is bound to perform what both he and the promisee understood to be undertaken.
Is something beneficial to the promisee a sufficient consideration to a contract?
In such a case probably all would agree that the promisee ought to release the promiser.
Hence in the great majority of cases the promisee cannot compel performance in specie.
And, secondly, a different question arises when we consider the possibility of injuring the promisee by fulfilling the promise.