5. Competency of minors as principals.

In general, where a minor1 can lawfully do an act on his own behalf, so as to bind himself, he can appoint an agent to do it on his behalf2; where, however, a minor's contract is voidable at common law3, it does not matter that he has appointed an agent to contract for him4. An agent can bind a minor in respect of necessaries5, and also in respect of those contracts which at common law must be expressly renounced by the minor on attaining majority in order to be rendered void