The New-York Legal Observer, Volume 7

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Samuel Owen
Samuel Owen, 1849 - Law

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Page 281 - ... and if, after such cause of action shall have accrued, such person shall depart from and reside out of this state, the time of his absence shall not be deemed or taken as any part of the time limited for the commencement of such action.
Page 90 - ... to be secretly confined or imprisoned in this state, or to be sent out of the state, or...
Page 66 - The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly, is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals ; and on the plain principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment.
Page 289 - It is a familiar canon of construction that a thing which is within the intention of the makers of a statute is as much within the statute as if it were within the letter; and a thing which is within the letter of the statute is not within the statute unless it be within the intention of the makers.
Page 130 - ... or arrested, doth, under the laws of the state or territory from which he or she fled, owe service or labor to the person claiming him or her, it shall be the duty of such judge or magistrate to give a certificate thereof to such claimant, his agent or attorney, which shall be sufficient warrant for removing the said fugitive from labor to the state or territory from which he or she fled.
Page 277 - ... supply plaintiff with certain articles. Breach : that defendant did not nor would, within twelve months from the said day, to wit, the day and year aforesaid, supply the articles.
Page 130 - That when a person held to labour in any of the United States, or in either of the territories on the northwest or south of the river Ohio, under the laws thereof, shall escape...
Page 87 - No person offered as a witness shall be excluded by reason of his interest in the event of the action.
Page 159 - ... he who bargains in a matter of advantage with a person placing a confidence in him, is bound to show that a reasonable use has been made of that confidence, a rule applying equally to all persons standing in confidential relations with each other.
Page 289 - When the decision of a court of inferior jurisdiction in a special proceeding, shall be brought before the supreme court for review, such proceeding shall, for all purposes of costs, be deemed an action at issue, on a question of law, from the time the same shall be brought into the supreme court, and costs thereon shall be awarded and collected in such manner as the court shall direct, according to the nature of the case.

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