A Compendious and Comprehensive Law Dictionary: Elucidating the Terms, and General Principles of Law and Equity

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Gale and Fenner, 1816 - Law - 1022 pages
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Page 6 - Evidence, therefore, of the agreement cannot be received without the writing or secondary evidence of its contents : 1. An agreement that by its terms is not to be performed within a year from the making thereof ; 2.
Page 7 - A female also at seven years of age may be betrothed or given in marriage; at nine is entitled to dower ; at twelve is at years of maturity, and therefore may consent or disagree to marriage, and, if proved to have sufficient discretion, may bequeath her personal estate ; at fourteen is at years of legal discretion, and may choose a guardian ; at seventeen may be executrix ; and at twenty-one may dispose of herself and her lands.
Page 10 - ... to charge any person upon any agreement made upon consideration of marriage ; or upon any contract or sale of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any interest in or concerning them...
Page 10 - 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 4 - ... in which points all persons must appear alike, when their depositions are reduced to writing, and read to the judge, in the absence of those who made them ; and yet as much may be frequently collected from the manner in which the evidence is delivered, as from [*374] the matter of *it.
Page 3 - This happens, generally, in cases where, the party having neglected to proceed upon the decree, their rights under it become so embarrassed by a variety of subsequent events that it is necessary to have the decree of the court to settle and ascertain them.

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