boarding-house is certainly not in keeping parlance, or perhaps in legal meaning, every exclusive house where several boarders are held sporadically only and upon special considerations. However it is a quasi general public household, where boarders are often and constantly kept, and which can be held completely and generally somewhere of activity of this type. Cady v. McDowell, 1 Laus. (N. Y.) 486. A boarding-house just isn't an inn, the distinction becoming that a boarder is gotten into a residence by a voluntary contract, whereas an innkeeper, in the absence of any reasonable or lawful excuse, will get a guest as he presents himself. 2 El. & Bl. 144. The difference between a boarding-house and an inn usually in a boarding-house the guest is under an express contract, at a particular price for a certain duration, while in an inn there's no express contract; the visitor, becoming on their means, is entertained from day-to-day, based on his business, upon an implied agreement. Willard v. Steinhardt, 2 E. D. Smith (N. Y.) 148.
Cheney, a Connecticut school teacher, whom he had met in a Grahamite (vegetarian) boarding-house in New York.