The place where
a man usually transacts his affairs or business. When a man keeps a store, shop
, counting room or office, independently and distinctly from all other persons, that is deemed his place of business 3 and when he usually transacts his business at the counting house
, office, and the like, occupied and used by another, that will also be considered his place of business, if he has no independent place of his own. But when he has no particular right to use a place for such private purpose, as in an insurance office, in exchange room, banking room, a post office
, and the like, where persons generally resort
, these will not be considered as the party's place of business, although he may occasionally or transiently transact
business there. 2 Pet. R. 121; 10 John. 501; 11 John. 231; 1 Pet. S. C. R. 582; 16 Pick. 392.
2. It is a general rule that a notice of the non-acceptance
or non-payment of a bill, or of the non-payment of a note, may be sent either to the domicil
or place of business of the person to be affected by such notice, and the fact that one is in one town and the other in the other will make no difference, and the holder has his election to send to either. A notice to partners
may be left at the place of business of the firm or of any one of the partners. Story on Pr. Notes, §312.