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" It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter of the statute and yet not within the statute, because not within its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. "
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States - Page 46
by United States. General Accounting Office - 1929
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Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising ...

United States. Department of Justice - 1909
...not think Congress intended to denounce with penalties a transaction like that in the present case. It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. * * * " The court further said (pp. 464-465) : " It appears, also, from the petitions and in the testimony...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 63

1901
...application to the case at bar. •It is a familiär rule,' said the court, 'that a thing may be within tbe letter of the statute, and yet not within the statute,...reports are full of 'cases illustrating its application. Tliis is not the substitution of tbe will of the judge for that of the legislator; for frequently words...
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United States Reports: ... and Rules Announced at ...

United States. Supreme Court - 1911
...181 US 283, 294; De Lima v. Bidwell, 182 US 1, 176; Dooley v. United States, 183 US 151, 154, 155. A thing may be within the letter of the statute and...its spirit nor within the intention of its makers. Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 143 US 457, 463; Jones v. Guaranty &c. Co., 101 US 622, 626;...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 34

1894
...however, to follow the rule generally adopted by the courts, "that a thing may be within the letter of a statute, and yet not within the statute, because not...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers." Church of Holy Trinity v. US, 143 US 457, 12 Sup. Ct Rep. 511. In the case just cited many instances...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 49

1897
...excess. It seems to us that the allowance of the plaintiffs claim would directly tend to defeat both. It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter of a statute, and yet not within the statute, because not within its spirit or Intention. Holy Trinity...
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United States Reports: ... and Rules Announced at ...

United States. Supreme Court - 1897
...which to correctly interpret a statute. In Smythe v. Fiske, 23 Wall. 374, 380, this court declared that " a thing may be within the letter of the statute and not within its meaning, and within its meaning, though not within its letter. The intention of the...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 173

1918
...Jurisprudence It has been held j a thing may be within the letter of the law and yet not within the law, because not within its spirit, nor within the Intention of its makers. In the case of Stradling v. Morgan, 2 Ellz. (First Plowden) 205, it was said: "From which" cases it...
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The Atlantic Reporter, Volume 60

1905
...intended to denounce with penalties a transaction like the one in that case. The court went on to say that it Is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter of a statute, and yet not be within the statute, because not within its spirit or the intention of its...
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United States Supreme Court Reports, Volume 36

United States. Supreme Court - 1892
...cannot tliiuk Congress intended to denounce with penalties a transaction like that in the present case. It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the...within the statute, because not within its spirit, nor \\itlim the intention of its makers. This bas been often asserted, and the reports are full of cases...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 92

Tennessee. Supreme Court - 1893
...defendant is, that foreign fire insurance companies, although within the letter of the statute, are yet not within the statute, because not within its spirit nor within the intention of its makers. There are cases which require us to disregard the letter of a statute when they are manifestly not...
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