A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and Comments, Band 8

Cummings, Hilliard & Company, 1824

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Seite 117 - And as a light is set in a lantern, that all that is in the house may be seen thereby ; so Almighty God hath set conscience in the midst of every reasonable soul, as a light whereby he may discern and know what he ought to do, and what he ought not to do.
Seite 441 - A WRIT of quo warranto is in the nature of a writ of right for the king, against him who claims or usurps any office, franchise, or liberty, to inquire by what authority he supports his claim, in order to determine the right r.
Seite 24 - AFFRAYS (from qffi-aier, to terrify,) are the fighting of two or more persons in some public place, to the terror of his majesty's subjects : for, if the fighting be in private, it is no affray but an assault b.
Seite 406 - Coke to be a crime committed when a lawful oath is administered, in some judicial proceeding, to a person who swears wilfully, absolutely, and falsely in a matter material to the issue or point in question.
Seite 218 - ... to A. for life, and after his death to the heirs of his body, to share as tenants in common, or to be equally divided between them.
Seite 336 - ... of such person's natural life, and after his death, to his children or heirs, or right heirs...
Seite 152 - The legal acceptation of debt is, a sum of money due by certain and express agreement, as by a bond for a determinate sum, a bill or note ; a special bargain ; or a rent reserved on a lease ; where the quantity is fixed and specific, and does not depend upon any subsequent valuation to settle it.
Seite 172 - But a testament of chattels, written in the testator's own hand, though it has neither his name nor seal to it, nor witnesses present at its publication, is good, provided sufficient proof can be had that it is his handwriting.
Seite 118 - ... &c. Now how does the plaintiff show any damage to himself by forbearing to sue, when there was no fund which could be the object of suit ; where it does not appear that any person in rerum natura was liable to be sued by him ? No right can exist in this vague, abstract...
Seite 268 - Coke says, a conveyance in the premises to A and the heirs of his body, habendum to him and his heirs forever, gives A an estate tail, with a remainder in fee.4 21.

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