Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, in the Year ..., Հատոր 34

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Էջ 456 - It is a modification of the ancient maxim, and amounts to this: that, though penal laws are to be construed strictly, they are not to be construed so strictly as to defeat the obvious intention of the legislature.
Էջ 259 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter ! — all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!
Էջ 9 - If futurity is annexed to the substance of the gift, the vesting is suspended ; but if it appear to relate to the time of payment only, the legacy vests instanter.
Էջ 376 - To control, in furtherance of justice, the conduct of its ministerial officers, and of all other persons in any manner connected with a judicial proceeding before it, in every matter appertaining thereto : 6.
Էջ 455 - And to come nearer our own times, by the statute 14 Geo. II, c. 6, stealing sheep, or other cattle, was made felony, without benefit of clergy. But these general words, "or other cattle," being looked upon as much too loose to create a capital offence, the act was held to extend to nothing but mere sheep. And therefore, in the next sessions, it was found necessary to make another statute, 15 Geo. II, c. 34, extending the former to bulls, cows, oxen, steers, bullocks, heifers, calves and lambs, by...
Էջ 314 - ... to have occurred from the fraud or gross negligence of said express company, or their servants ; nor in any event shall the holder hereof demand beyond the sum of fifty dollars, at which the article forwarded is...
Էջ 17 - United States v. Marchant, 12 Wheat. 480, came before the court. The question directly involved was whether persons jointly charged in the same indictment for a capital offense had a right by law to be tried separately without the consent of the prosecutor, and it was held that persons so jointly charged had not that right, but that such separate trial was a matter to be allowed in the discretion of the court.
Էջ 314 - ... will not demand of the Adams Express Company a sum exceeding fifty dollars for the loss or detention of, or damage to, the property aforesaid.
Էջ 304 - Notice of facts to an agent is constructive notice thereof to the principal himself, where it arises from, or is at the time connected with, the subjectmatter of...
Էջ 314 - It is further agreed, and is part of the consideration of this contract, that the Adams Express Company are not to be held liable or responsible for the property herein mentioned, for any loss or damage arising from the dangers of railroad...

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