Thomas Mfg. Co. v. Prather
In Thomas Mfg. Co. v. Prather, 65 Ark. 27, 44 S.W. 218 (1898), the supreme court held that in order for a stranger to a contract to sue upon it, there must be "first, an intent by the promisee to secure some benefit to the third party; and, second, some privity between the two; -- the promisee and the party to be benefitted, -- and some obligation or duty owing from the former to the latter which would give him a legal or equitable claim to the benefit of the promise, or an equivalent from him personally."