Commentaries on the Law of Persons and Personal Property: Being an Introduction to the Study of Contracts

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Little, Brown, 1894 - 748 pages
 

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Page 22 - that the laws of the several States, except where the Constitution, treaties, or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply.
Page 54 - Every law that alters the legal rules of evidence, and receives less or different testimony than the law required at the time of the commission of the...
Page 516 - No person shall be debarred from receiving a patent for his invention or discovery, nor shall any patent be declared invalid by reason of its having been first patented or caused to be patented in a foreign country...
Page 48 - That the freedom of speech, and debates or proceedings in Parliament, ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament.
Page 10 - Such parts of the common law, and of the acts of the Legislature of the Colony of New York, as together did form the law of the said Colony...
Page 512 - Provided also and be it declared and enacted, that any declaration before mentioned shall not extend to any letters patent and grants of privilege for the term of fourteen years or under, hereafter to be made of the sole working or making of any manner of new manufactures within this Realm, to the true and first inventor and inventors of such manufactures, which others at the time of making such letters patents and grants shall not use...
Page 69 - By the law of the land, is most clearly intended the general law a law which hears before it condemns which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial.
Page 106 - To be a fugitive from justice, in the sense of the act of congress regulating the subject under consideration, it is not necessary that the party charged should have left the state in which the crime is alleged to have been committed, after an indictment found, or for the purpose of avoiding a prosecution, anticipated or begun, but simply that, having...
Page 376 - ... in trust or otherwise, more than one-half part of his or her estate, after the payment of his or her debts, and such devise or bequest shall be valid to the extent of one-half, and no more.
Page 528 - ... who shall have any estate by the settlement of the intestate, or shall be advanced by the intestate in his lifetime, by portion or portions equal to the share which shall by such distribution be allotted to the other children to whom such distribution is to be made...

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