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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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Police Powers Arising Under the Law of Overruling Necessity

William Packer Prentice - 1894 - 516 pages
...cannot 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 the...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. Tin's has been often asserted, and the reports are full of cases illustrating its application. This...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 7

Washington (State). Supreme Court, Eugene Genroy Kreider - 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 the Holy Trinity v. United States. 143 US 457 (12 Sup. Ct. Rep. 511). In the case just cited,...
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The Southeastern Reporter, Volume 27

1897
...Contract Labor Law" (Church of Holy Trinity v. US, 143 US 457, 12 Sup. Ct. 511), in which the court says, "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...its spirit nor within the intention of its makers." It should be remembered that the oft-quoted decision of Lord Tenterden in Rex v. Inhabitants of Barnaul,...
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North Carolina Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 120

North Carolina. Supreme Court - 1897
...the so-called "Alien Contract Labor Law,'' Rector, &c., v. U. S , U3 US, 57, in which the court says: "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...its spirit nor within the intention of its makers." It should be remembered that the oft quoted decision of Lord Tenderden in King v. Inhabitants of Barham,...
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Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the Year ..., Volume 19

Iowa. Board of Railroad Commissioners - 1897
...which to correctly interpret a statute. ln Smythe v. Fiske (33 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 lawmaker...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases ...

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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Bulletin of the Department of Labor, Issue 3

1898
...excess. It seems to us that the allowance of- the plaintiff's 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. But in this...
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Legislative Documents, Volume 6

Iowa. General Assembly - 1898
...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 lawmaker...
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Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land ..., Volume 27

United States. Department of the Interior - 1899
...other. But it was held that the spirit and intention of the act must control against the strict letter: It is a familiar rule, that a thing may be within...spirit, nor within the intention of its makers .... This is not the substitution of the will of the. judge for that of the legislator, for frequently words...
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Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land ..., Volume 27

United States. Department of the Interior - 1899
...intention of the act must control against the strict letter: It ie a luniiliar rule, that a tiling may he within the letter of the statute and yet not within...not within its spirit, nor within the intention of it-. makers .... This is not the substitution of the will of the judge for that of the legislator,...
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