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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 American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General ..., Volume 123

Abraham Clark Freeman - 1909
...cannot think Congress intended to denounce with penalties a transaction likethat in the present case. It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the...has been often asserted, and the reports are full of eases illustrating its application. This is not the substitution of the will of the judge for that...
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A Treatise on the Federal Employers' Liability and Safety Appliance Acts

William Wheeler Thornton - 1909 - 410 pages
...commerce. The Supreme Court of the United States has laid down the proposition in more than one case 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; that the intention of...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme ..., Volume 147

Iowa. Supreme Court - 1910
...Kirby. 74 IT. S. 482 (19 L. Ed. 278). See, also, United Slates v. Palmer, 16 US 631 (4 L. Ed. 471). "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...spirit nor within the intention of its makers. This is not a substitution of the will of the judge for that of the legislator, for frequently words of...
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 126

1910
...v. Kirby, 74 . S. 482, 19 L. Ed. 218. See, also, United States v. Palmer, 16 US 631, 4 L. Ed. 471. "It Is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...spirit nor within the intention of Its makers. This is not a substitution of the will of the judge for that of the legislator, for frequently words of...
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The Bar: West Virginia, Volume 17

1910
...a church." Although it was conceded that the case came within the letter of the law the court said: "It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within...and yet not within the statute, because not within the spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. This has been often asserted, and the reports are...
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Expenditures in Department of Agriculture, Volume 2

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Agriculture - 1911 - 1421 pages
...standing of these employees must terminate if the statute is not to be interpreted according to the 'familiar rule that a thing may be within the letter...its spirit nor within the intention of its makers' (Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 US, 457), and if the ruling of the Comptroller of...
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United States Reports: ... and Rules Announced at ...

United States. Supreme Court - 1911
...181 US 283, 294; De Lima v. Bidwett, 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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American State Papers Bearing on Sunday Legislation

William Addison Blakely, Willard Allen Colcord - 1911 - 800 pages
...Congress intended to de- Congress. nounce with penalties a transaction like that in the present case. It is a familiar rule that a thing may be within the...and yet not within the statute, because not within the spirit, nor within the intention of its makers. This has been often asTerms used broader than mean...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of the District ..., Volume 36

District of Columbia. Court of Appeals - 1911
...legislature. Washington Terminal Co. v. Dist. of Col. 186. 4. A thing may be within the letter of a statute and yet not within the statute, because not within its spirit or within the intention of its makers. Id. 5. A guide to the meaning of a statute is found in the evil...
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Federal Antitrust Decisions: Adjudicated Cases and Opinions of ..., Volume 4

United States. Courts - 1912
...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...application. This is not the substitution of the will of the jndge for that of the legislator, for frequently words of genera! meaning are used in a statute, words...
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