Foreign and Domestic Law: A Concise Treatise on Private International Jurisprudence. Based on the Decisions in the English Courts

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Stevens and Haynes, 1890 - Conflict of laws - 643 pages

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Page 313 - Any absolute assignment by writing under the hand of the assignor (not purporting to be by way of charge only) of any debt or other legal chose in action, of which express notice in writing shall have been given to the debtor, trustee, or other person from whom the assignor would have been entitled to receive or claim such debt or chose in action...
Page 16 - I, AB, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Her heirs and successors according to law. So help me God!
Page 5 - Whereas the right of expatriation is a natural and inherent right of all people, indispensable to the enjoyment of the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...
Page 7 - Kingdom, with this qualification, that he shall not, when within the limits of the foreign State of which he was a subject previously to obtaining his certificate of naturalization, be deemed to be a British subject unless he has ceased to be a subject of that State in pursuance of the laws thereof, or in pursuance of a treaty to that effect.
Page 231 - ... arising or accruing to any person residing in the United Kingdom from any kind of property •whatever, whether situate in the United Kingdom or elsewhere...
Page 13 - Status of Aliens in the United Kingdom. 2. Heal and personal property of every description may be taken, acquired, held, and disposed of by an alien in the saaie manner in all respects as by a natural-born British subject...
Page 546 - Where a court of competent jurisdiction has adjudicated a certain sum to be due from one person to another, a legal obligation arises to pay that sum, on which an action of debt to enforce the judgment may be maintained.
Page 499 - If any person, being a British subject, charged with having committed any crime or offence on board any British ship on the high seas...
Page 5 - For it is a principle of universal law, that the natural-born subject of one prince cannot by any act of his own, no, not by swearing allegiance to another, put off or discharge his natural allegiance to the former : for this natural allegiance was intrinsic, and primitive, and antecedent to the other; and cannot be devested without the concurrent act of that prince to whom it was first due.
Page 397 - We must, therefore, deal with it as a new question, and endeavour to be guided in its solution by a steady application of the general principle already stated, viz., that the rights of the parties to a contract are to be judged of by that law by which they intended, or rather by which they may justly be presumed to have bound themselves.

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