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acceptance action admitted agreement alleged amount answer appear appellant appellee applied assigned Auditor authority bill bond brought cause Circuit Court claim commenced complainant consideration considered construction contract costs counsel creditors debt decided decision decree deed defendant delivered dollars effect entered entitled Equity error evidence exceptions execution existing fact filed give given granted held instructions intention interest issued Johns judgment jurisdiction jury justice land legislature lien matter ment mortgage motion necessary objection officer Opinion paid party passed payment person plaintiff plaintiffs in error plea possession present principle proceedings proof proved purchaser question reason received record referred refused remedy rendered repealed resided returned reversed rule Scam sheriff sold Spencer statute sufficient suit sustained taken term third tion trial verdict witness writ
Page 147 - No. • that he is the of , the corporation described in and which executed the foregoing instrument; that he knows the seal of said corporation; that the seal affixed to said instrument is such corporate seal; that it was so affixed by order of the board of...
Page 242 - Where rights are infringed, where fundamental principles are overthrown, where the general system of the laws is departed from, the legislative intention must be expressed with irresistible clearness to induce a court of justice to suppose a design to effect such objects.
Page 260 - That a law is the best expositor of itself; that every part of an act is to be taken into view for the purpose of discovering the mind of the législature; and that the details of one part may contain regulations restricting the extent of general expressions used in another part of the same act...
Page 300 - ... representative of the deceased, to recover that which is due to him in his own private capacity: but, having the whole personal estate in his hands, so much as is sufficient to answer his own demand is, by operation of law, applied to that particular purpose.
Page 172 - ... the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title, and not upon the weakness of the title of the defendant.
Page 260 - ... intention can be discovered, it ought to be followed with reason and discretion, in the construction of the statute, although such construction seem contrary to the letter of the statute.
Page 274 - The constitution of the United States provides that no State shall pass any law impairing the obligation of a contract, &c.
Page 89 - The first is from having seen him write. It is held sufficient for this purpose, that the witness has seen him write but once, and then only his name.
Page 256 - It is within the undoubted power of State legislatures to pass recording acts, by which the elder grantee shall be postponed to a younger ; if the prior deed is not recorded within the limited time ; and the power is the same, whether the deed is dated before or after the passage of the recording act.