Virginia Reports: Jefferson--33 Grattan, 1730-1880

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Michie Company, 1903

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Page 292 - It was introduced to prevent disorder, from a failure of justice and defect of police. Therefore it ought to be used upon all occasions where the law has established no specific remedy, and where in justice and good government there ought to be one.
Page 311 - To effect it, no violence was necessary, no deprivation of natural right, but rather an enlargement of it by a repeal of the law. For this would authorize the present holder to divide the property among his children equally, as his affections were divided ; and would place them, by natural generation, on the level of their fellow citizens.
Page 275 - ... children and heirs" just referred to. By an act of the congress of Texas, passed January 28, 1840, it was provided as follows: "In making title to land by descent it shall be no bar to a party that any ancestor through whom he derives his descent from the intestate is or hath been an alien...
Page 352 - I am of opinion that, by the law of England, in order to transfer property by gift there must either be a deed or instrument of gift, or there must be an actual delivery of the thing to the donee," and he went on to refer to the case of Bunn v.
Page 143 - Where a contingency is limited to depend on an estate of freehold which is capable of supporting a remainder, it shall never be construed to be an executory devise, but a contingent remainder only, and not otherwise.
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Page 173 - Secondly, it is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid out of my personal estate.

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