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NOTES ON BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES, BOOK 3.

Abatement, or removal of nuisances. 3 Bl. Com. 5,

Redress of injuries by suit in courts. 3 Bl. Com. 22,

The high court of chancery, &e. 3 Bl. Com. 47;

Ecclesiastical courts; equity courts. 3 Bl. Com. 98,

Some agreements indeed, though never so expressly made,

are deemed of so important a nature, that they ought

not to rest in verbal promise only, which cannot be

proved but by the memory (which will sometimes in-

duce the perjury) of witnesses. 3 Bl. Com. 159,
A writ then of ejectionc firmæ, or action of trespass in

ejectment, lieth where lands or tenements are let for
a term of years : and afterwards the lessor, rever-
sioner, remainder man, or any stranger doth eject or

oust the lessee of his term. 3 Bl. Com. 199,

For every man's land is, in the eye of the law, enclosed

and set apart from his neighbour's. 3 Bl. Com. 209,

Writ of mandamus. 3 Bl. Com. 264,

Set-off. 3 BI. Com. 304,

Limitation to six years after cause of action commenced,

by stat. 21 Jac. 1. c. 16. 3 Bl. Com. 307,

Changing the venue. 3 B1. Com. 352,

Special verdict. 3 BI. Com. 377,

Thus much for judgments; to which costs are a neces-

sary appendage. 3 BI. Com. 399,

Writ of error. 3 BI. Com. 406,

The next species of execution is against the goods and

chattels of the defendant; and is called a writ of fieri

facias, 3 Bl. Com. 417,

The fourth species of execution is by writ of elegit. 3 BI.

Com, 418,

Freehold lands which he had at the time of the judgment

given. 3 Bl. Com. 418,

Wager. 3 Bi. Com. 452,

Extract of a letter from Joseph Reed, recorder of the

city of Philadelphia,

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ON BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES, &c.

SECOND SERIES.

The customs of London are confirmed by an act of par-

liament. 1 Bl. Com. 75,

395

Penal statutes must be construed strictly. 1 Bl. Com. 87, ? 396

Sheriff. 1 Bl. Com. 339,

401

For it is a privciple of universal law, that the natural

born subject to one prince, cannot, by any act of his

own, no, not by swearing allegiance to another, put

off or discharge his natural allegiance to the former,

&c. &c. 1 Bl. Com. 369,

404

The case of Clark, sentenced as a spy, remarked upon, 409

Extract of two notes of Mr. Duponceau, under the head

of allegiance,

415

These are the principal distinctions between aliens, deni-

zens, and natives; distinctions which it hath been fre-

quently endeavoured, since the commencement of this

century, to lay alınost totally aside by one general na-

turalization act, for all foreign protestants. 1 Bl.

Com. 374,

418

This venerable body of men, being separate and set apart

from the rest of the people, in order to attend more

closely to the service of Almighty God, have there-

upon large privileges allowed them by our municipal

laws. I Bl. Com. 376,

420

There are two kinds of divorce, the one total, the other

partial. 1 Bl. Com. 440,

421

The constitution of feuds had its origin from the military

policy of the Northern or Celtic nations. It was brought

by them from their own countries, &c. 2 Bl. Com. 44, 422

Escheat. 2 BI. Com. 72,

424

Hither might have been referred the advantages which

used to arise to the king from the profits of his mili-

tary tenures, to which most lands in the kingdom

were subject, until the statute 12 Car. 2. c. 24,

which, in a great measure, abolished them all. 2 BI.

Com. 286,

426

As to the power of charging lands with the debts of the

owier. 2 BI. Com. 289,

427

Justices of the peace. 1 Bl. Com. 349,

429

An estate tail may be barred, or destroyed by a fine, by a

common recovery, &c. 2 Bl. Com. 116,

435

By the statutes 31 Hen. 8. c. le and 32 Hen. 8. C. 32. joint

tenants, &c. are compellable by writ of partition to

divide the lands. 2 Bl. Com. 185,

435

Where there is the least probable cause to found such

prosecution upon. 3 Bl. Com. 126,

437

An assize of nuisance. 3 Bl. Com. 220,

438

Whereby heris endamaged to such a value. 3 Bl. Com. 295, 457

The whole of this process is denominated the pleading,

3 BI. Cum. 310,

463

467

469

471

error,

Opinion on a curious question of practice

Opinion in the case of Lessec of Ziebach v. Morgan,

Respub v. M-Lean,

On the granting new trials,

Observations to the student on the practice of the law,

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Conclusion,

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