A Practical Abridgment of American Common Law Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of the Several States, and the United States Courts, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: Alphabetically Arranged; with Notes and References to the Statutes of Each State and Analogous Adjudications. Comprising Under the Several Titles a Practical Treatise on the Different Branches of the Common Law, Volume 7

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Treadway & Atwood, 1836

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Halaman 324 - THE offence of piracy, by common law, consists in committing those acts of robbery and depredation upon the high seas, which, if committed upon land, would have amounted to felony there ". But, by statute, some other offences are made piracy also: as by statute 11 & 12 W.
Halaman 525 - When a person takes an estate of freehold, legally or equitably, under a deed, will, or other writing, and in the same instrument there is a limitation by way of remainder, either with or without the interposition of another estate, of an interest of the same legal or equitable quality, to his heirs, or heirs of his body, as a class of persons to take in succession, from generation to generation, the limitation to the heirs entitles the ancestor to the whole estate.
Halaman 333 - That if any person or persons whatsoever, shall, on the high seas, commit the crime of piracy, as defined by the law of nations...
Halaman 330 - that if any person or persons shall commit, upon the high seas, or in any river, haven, basin, or bay, out of the jurisdiction of any particular state...
Halaman 318 - Perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the Substance of the Offence charged upon the Defendant, without setting forth the Bill, Answer, Information, Indictment, Declaration...
Halaman 461 - It is not sufficient that he may sustain no injury by a change in the contract, or that it may even be for his benefit. He has a right to stand upon the very terms of his contract ; and if he does not assent to any variation of it, and a variation is made, it is fatal.
Halaman 554 - And that the law has been so from time immemorial, is evident from the year books, where it is said that whatever alteration of form any property may undergo, the owner thereof may take it in its new shape, provided he can prove the identity of the original materials; as if leather be made into shoes, cloth into a garment, trees squared into timber, or iron made into bars.
Halaman 271 - ... in such full, clear and exact terms, as to distinguish the same from all other things before known, and to enable any person skilled in the art or science, of which it is a branch, or with which it is most nearly connected, to ma.ke, compound, and use the same.
Halaman 139 - But the most material difference between them is this, that a ve. fa. de novo must be granted upon matter appearing upon the record, but a new trial may be granted upon things out of it...
Halaman 395 - As the power of one man to act for another depends on the will and license of that other, the power ceases when the will, or this permission, is withdrawn. The general rule, therefore, is that a letter of attorney may, at any time, be revoked by the party who makes it ; and is revoked by his death. But this general rule, which results from the nature of the act, has...

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