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Page 148 - a corporation, being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence. These are such as are supposed best calculated to effect the object for which it was created.
Page 137 - It is never the object of those laws to grant a monopoly for every trifling device, every shadow of a shade of an idea which would naturally and spontaneously occur to any skilled mechanic or operator, in the ordinary progress of manufactures. Such an indiscriminate creation of exclusive privileges tends rather to obstruct, than to stimulate invention.
Page 293 - francs, même pour dépôts volontaires ; et il n'est " reçu aucune preuve par témoins contre et outre le contenu " aux actes, ni sur ce qui serait allégué avoir été dit avant, lors, " ou depuis les actes, encore qu'il s'agisse d'une somme ou
Page 137 - The design of the patent law is to reward those who make some substantial discovery or invention, which adds to our knowledge, and makes a step in advance in the useful arts. Such inventors are worthy of all favour. It is
Page 62 - If the occasion is privileged, it is so for some reason, and the defendant is only entitled to the protection of the privilege if he uses the occasion for that reason. He is not entitled to the protection, if he uses the occasion for some indirect and wrong
Page 370 - The buyer has no possession available against third persons, until signification of the act of sale has been made, and a copy of it delivered to the debtor. He may, however, be put in possession by the acceptance of the transfer by the debtor, subject to the special provisions contained in article 2127.
Page 399 - their powers and duties, the city or town cannot be held " liable " " Nor does it make any difference that the acts complained " of were done in an attempt to enforce an ordinance or by-law " of the city. The authority to enact by-laws is delegated to " the city by the sovereign power and the exercise of the
Page 19 - Dans le même cas de stipulation de non garantie, le vendeur au cas d'éviction, est tenu à la restitution du prix de la chose vendue, à moins que l'acheteur n'ait connu, lors de la vente, le danger de l'éviction, ou qu'il n'ait acheté à ses risques et périls.
Page 399 - Police officers can in no sense be regarded as agents or " servants of the city. Their duties are of a public nature. " Their appointment is devolved on cities and towns by the " legislature, as a convenient mode of exercising a function of " government ; but this does not render them liable for their " unlawful or negligent acts. The detection and arrest of