5. Competency of minors as principals.

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