Where one partner pledges the firm's credit for a purpose apparently not connected with its ordinary course of business1, the firm is not bound unless he is in fact specially authorised by the other partners2. Therefore, a partner who holds shares as trustee for his firm cannot give a valid charge upon them for his private debt to a lender who knows that they belong to the firm3; but, if he has power to borrow money, he can give a charge on partnership property for his own debt to a person who has no notice that the property is
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