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If the manner of acceptance is not expressly prescribed, then it is determined by a reasonable means which is interpreted by the following rule: the method must be as speedy and legally dependable, postage prepaid, and properly addressed.


In Mississippi, the courts have long recognized that for acceptance to have effect, it must be communicated to the proposer of the offer. See Pioneer Box Co. v. Price Veneer & Lumber Co., 132 Miss. 189, 96 So. 103, 105 (1923). 


There is no contract until acceptance of an offer is communicated to the offeror. ACF Ind., Inc. v. Ind. Comm., 320 S.W.2d 484, 492[10] (Mo. banc 1959); Robinson v. The St. Louis Kansas City & Northern Railway Company, 75 Mo. 494, 498 (1882); Londoff v. Conrad, 749 S.W.2d 463, 465[1] (Mo.App. 1988); Tri-State Motor Tr. Co., v. Ind. Comm., 509 S.W.2d 217, 226[11] (Mo.App. 1974); Lynch v. Webb City School District No. 92, 418 S.W.2d 608, 615 (Mo.App. 1967); Sokol v. Hill, 310 S.W.2d 19, 20 (Mo.App. 1958); 17 Am.Jur.2d Contracts § 43, p. 380; 17 C.J.S. Contracts § 45, p. 690. 


An uncommunicated intention to accept an offer is not ...

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