The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and Authority Subsequent to Those Contained in the "American Decisions" [1760-1869] and the "American Reports" [1869-1887] Decided in the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States [1886-1911], Volume 27
Abraham Clark Freeman
Bancroft-Whitney Company, 1892 - Law reports, digests, etc
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action agreement alleged appellant applied authority bank benefit bill bonds cause of action charge claim commerce complainant constitution contract conveyance corporation counsel court of equity creditors damages debt declaration deed defendant defendant's demurrer district enforce entitled error estopped estoppel evidence execution executors extended note fact fraud George W granted grantor ground held injury intention issue judge judgment jurisdiction jury land legislature liable libel lien malicious malicious prosecution Melton ment mortgage municipal municipal corporations N. J. Eq negligence opinion owner paid party payment person petition plaintiff plaintiff in error pleaded possession probable cause proceedings prosecution purchase purpose question railroad reason recover res adjudicata residuary estate rule statute statute of frauds statute of limitations stream sufficient sustained testator testimony therein thereof tion trial valid void
Page 691 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing, or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Page 64 - An action against a Sheriff, Coroner or Constable, upon a liability incurred by the doing of an act in his official capacity, and in virtue of his office, or by the omission of an official duty, including the non-payment of money collected upon an execution.
Page 464 - An act to aid in the construction of telegraph lines, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes...
Page 489 - All the rest, residue, and remainder of all the property and estate, real, personal, and mixed, of every description, and wheresoever situated, of which I may die seized or possessed, or to which I may be entitled at the time of my decease...
Page 318 - The object was to insure that a person should not be compelled, when acting as a witness in any investigation, to give testimony which might tend to show that he himself had committed a crime. The privilege is limited to criminal matters, but it is as broad as the mischief against which it seeks to guard.
Page 475 - Every person who receives money to be paid to another, or to be applied to a particular purpose to which he does not apply it, is a trustee, and may be sued either at law for money had and received, or in equity, as a trustee, for a breach of trust.
Page 136 - In incorporated cities no franchise must be granted for the purpose herein expressed, unless the consent in writing of the owners of a majority of the frontage upon the...
Page 550 - Whatever subjects of this power are in their nature national, or admit only of one uniform system, or plan of regulation, may justly be said to be of such a nature as to require exclusive legislation by Congress.
Page 546 - In conferring upon Congress the regulation of commerce, it was never intended to cut the States off from legislating on all subjects relating to the health, life, and safety of their citizens, though the legislation might indirectly affect the commerce of the country. Legislation, in a great variety of ways, may affect commerce and persons engaged in it without constituting a regulation of it within the meaning of the Constitution.
Page 276 - All agreements for pecuniary considerations to control the business operations of the government, or the regular administration of justice, or the appointments to public offices, or the ordinary course of legislation, are void as against public policy, without reference to the question whether improper means are contemplated or used in their execution.