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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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The Law of Combinations Embracing Monopolies, Trusts, and ..., Volume 2

Arthur Jerome Eddy - 1901 - 1540 pages
...to correctly interpret a statute. In Smythe v. "Fiske (1874), 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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Annual Report of the Commissioner of Navigation for the Fiscal Year Ended ...

United States. Department of the Treasury. Bureau of Navigation - 1902
...Alabama, after observing that all laws should receive a reasonable construction, and that "a thing may lie within the letter of the statute, and yet not within...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers," said: "A consideration of the whole legislation on the ¡subject of alien immigration, of the circumstances...
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Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States: Advising ...

United States. Department of Justice - 1903
...southern district of Alabama, after observing that all laws should receive a reasonable construction, and that "*a thing may be within the letter of the statute,...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers," said: "A consideration of the whole legislation on the subject of alien immigration, of the circumstances...
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Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States ..., Volume 24

United States. Department of Justice - 1903
...southern district of Alabama, after observing that all laws should receive a reasonable construction, and that "a thing may be within the letter of the statute,...its spirit, nor within the intention of its makers," said: "A consideration of the whole legislation on the subject of alien immigration, of the circumstances...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases ...

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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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 77

Vermont. Supreme Court - 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 nor the intention of its...
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Addresses

Le Baron Bradford Colt - 1906 - 155 pages
...conceded that the case came within the letter of the law. " It is a familiar rule," said the court, "that a thing may be within the letter of the statute...reports are full of cases illustrating its application." In support of its conclusion, the court cites from its opinion in United States v. Kirby : " All laws...
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Addresses

Le Baron Bradford Colt - 1906 - 155 pages
...conceded that the case came within the letter of the law. " It is a familiar rule," said the court, " that a thing may be within the letter of the statute...within the intention of its makers. This has been 7 often asserted, and the reports are full of cases illustrating its application." In support of its...
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Popular Law Library, Putney...

Albert H. Putney - 1908
...United States in the case of The Church of the Holy Trinity vs. United States,4 in the following words: "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...has been often asserted, and the reports are full Clifford, J., in Kohlsaat vs. Mur- 143 TJ. 8., 457. phy, 96 U. 8., 153, 160. of cases illustrating...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 207

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - 1908
...but that they do not come within the statute, because a thing may be within the letter of a statute yet not within the statute, because not within its spirit, nor within 'the intention of its makers. Holy Trinity Church v. United States, 143 US 457. The Immigration Act of 1903 and its several provisions...
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