United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ... and Rules Announced at ..., Volume 141

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Banks & Bros., Law Publishers, 1892 - Courts
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Page 3 - The power of congress, then, comprehends navigation within the limits of every State in the Union, so far as that navigation may be, in any manner, connected with " commerce with foreign nations, or among the several States, or with the Indian tribes.
Page 487 - no action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator upon any special promise to answer damages out of his own estate ; or whereby to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person...
Page 331 - States may be sued in respect of any act or transaction of his in carrying on the business connected with such property, without the previous leave of the court in which such receiver or manager was appointed...
Page 488 - Whenever the main purpose and object of the promisor is not to answer for another, but to subserve some pecuniary or business purpose of his own, involving either a benefit to himself or damage to the other contracting party, his promise is not within the statute, although it may be in form a promise to pay the debt of another, and although the performance of it may incidentally have the effect of extinguishing that liability.
Page 364 - Company, every alternate section of land, designated by odd numbers, for ten sections in width on each side of the...
Page 110 - the rule for jurisdiction is that nothing shall be intended to be out of the jurisdiction of a superior court but that which specially appears to be so, and, on the contrary, nothing shall be intended to be within the jurisdiction of an inferior court but that which is so expressly alleged;" and this rule has been so frequently repeated as to have become a maxim in the law.
Page 392 - No person or corporation shall, directly or indirectly, take or receive any money, goods or things in action, or in any other way, any greater sum or greater value for the loan or forbearance of any money, goods or things in action, than is above prescribed.
Page 251 - No right Is held more sacred, or is more carefully guarded, by the common law. than the right of every individual to the possession and control of his own person, free from all restraint or Interference of others, unless by clear and unquestionable authority of law.
Page 190 - ... the territories of the United States. Although admiralty jurisdiction can be exercised in the States, in those courts only which are established in pursuance of the third article of the Constitution; the same limitation does not extend to the territories. In legislating for them, Congress exercises the combined powers of the general, and of a state government.
Page 112 - Except as to crimes the punishment of which is expressly provided for in this title the general laws of the United States as to the punishment of crimes committed in any place within the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, except the District of Columbia, shall extend to the Indian country.

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