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THE SECOND EXCEPTION CON SIDERED. A principal cannot delegate a power or authority which is of a personal nature, or which par takes of the nature of a trust or confidence, as such au thority is presumed to be conferred upon considerations looking to the personal character and integrity of the individual who is expected to perform it. So an agent may not delegate a personal trust or confidence to a sub-agent; and an authority conferred by statute must be performed by the person named, if such is the inten tion of the act. (Mechem on Agency, Sec. 41.)