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THE

NEW YORK LEGAL OBSERVER,

CONTAINING

REPORTS OF CASES

DECIDED IN

THE COURTS OF EQUITY AND COMMON LAW,

AND

IMPORTANT DECISIONS IN THE ENGLISH COURTS:

ALSO,

ARTICLES ON LEGAL SUBJECTS,

PRACTICAL POINTS OF GENERAL INTEREST, REMARKABLE TRIALS,

SKETCHES OF THE BENCH AND THE BAR, ANECDOTES, &c. &c.

WITH

A TASLE OF CASES, A GENERAL INDEX,

AND

A DIGEST OF THE REPORTS

EDITED BY

S A MUEL OWEN,

OF THE NEW-YORK BAR.

Volume IV.

NEW-YORK:
SAMUEL OWEN, 41, ANN STREET.

1846.

ENTERED according to Act of Congress, in the year 1846,

BY SAMUEL OWEN, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

324125

A TABLE

OP

CASES REPORTED IN THIS VOLUME.

A.

26 173

Abbott v. Richards Abram y. Ward Alcott v. Avery et al Alfred v. Farlow Anderson v. Stather Anonymous in re Appleyard v. Oures

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401 Gibbs v. Tonaley

E. 281 Eaton v. Barker 156 Edwards v. Union Bank of Florida 172 396

F. 229

Fairthorne in re 93

Fannin v. Anderson 429

Fellowes v. Harrington and others
Ferrett and an'r y. Atwill

Same v. Same
166 Fisher v. Buylandth
346 Flag: v. Fly
232 Ford v. Durnford
158 Franklin v. Hodgkinson & Beale
313
310

G. 431

Gardner v. Marshall 234 Gaskell v. Sefton 309

Geerey et al v. Bucknor 73

Goode v. Browne 423

Goodman v. Gosnell 384

Gould and others v. Bowne & Jones ib.

Grafton v. Armitage
Green v. Price

Green et al v. Hicks 79

Griffiths v. Lewis 269 Guyard v. Sutton 342

H. 156 153

Hanna v. Hutchings and others 278

Harris v. Reynolds 305

Harris v. Harris 112

Harrison v. Scott 439

Havemeyer ads. Wannan 250

Heap vrThorp and others 39 ib.

Henry v. Goldney

Higgins v. Thomas 361

Hodgkins v. Hancock 277

Howard v. Gash 55

Hughes v. Buckland 343

Hunter v. Nockolds

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Campbell v. Webster
Carpmael v. Powis
Chambers v. McCormick
Chambers v. Whiteside
Clark & o’rs in re
Clemmett v. Bradbee .
Colt and an'r v. Miller and o'rs
Compton v. Bloxam
Cooper v. Shepherd
Corey v. Cornelius et al
Crellin v. Calvert
Crellin v. Brook
Critchley the elder ex parte
Crosbie v. Holmes
Cruger v. Cruger
Currie et al v. Smith et al

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D.

423

97 432 163 424

Dalrymple v. Dawes
Dawson v. Cropp
Day v. Day
Deane ads. Higgins
De Fries v. Littlewood
De Medina v. Grove
Same v. Same
Doe d. Athinson v. Fawcett
Doe d. Dark v. Bowditch
Doe d. Hull v. Wood
Dows V: Parker
Dunlap v. Bumper
Dwelly v. Van Houghton

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McLaren v. the Hartford Fire Ins. Co.
Mallory and an'r v. Vanderheyden and wife
Manton v. Bales
Mann v. Stephens
March v. Ludlum and others
Marsden v. Newmarsh
Marshall v. Lamb
May and wife v. Burdett
Mercer v. Whall
Moor v. Tuckwell

Ross v. Hill

320
Rowles v. Senior and others

274

366

221

8.

344

324 Scarpellini v. Atcheson

28

237 Shaw v. Hill

25
358 Shell & Bellinger v. Telford

307
77 Short v. Stowe

202

246 Skilbeck v. Garbett

120

142 Slaney v. Sydney

284

198 Smith v. Treat

13

Smith y. Smith

106

Smith v. Mayor &c. of New-York

423

Snediker ads. Griffin

137 Sourez v. Glyn

199

4 Southworth et al comm'r fc. of Manchester

286

v. Straight

19

430 Steele v. Hyde & Smith

147

216 Storrer ex parte

379
445 Strange v. Brennan

389

77 Sweett v. Hunter

27

402

204

T.

285

Taylor v. Suyder

16

Taylor v. Stendall

230

Tempest v. Killner

242

154 Thompson et al v. Hooker and Gillies

17

113 Thompson and wife v. ex'rs of Carmichael 134

70 Thorp, Stillman in re .

377
37
Titterton v. Shepperd

406
Tobin v. Murison

115

Townsend v. Smith

164

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Nelson, Lord v. Bridport, Lord
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Norman v. Phillips

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PRINCIPAL MATTERS IN THIS VOLUME.

ANECDOTES-

On compromise of indictment, 329.
Lincoln's Inn Square laid out, 2.

On Property in chattels--when it passes,
How to get on in the law, 12.

On trustees neglecting to invest, 309.
Lord Brougham's choler, 17.

On contempt, 371.
Special pleading of the Benchers of the Middle On jeopardy of life or limb, 409.
Temple, 48.

On particulars of demand, 427.
A criminal's remark on hearing his condemned

On acts of infants on coming of age, 449.
sermon, ib.
Lord Brougham's idea of local judges, 79.

BURKE'S description of Charles II, 113.
Stealing fish, 99.
Railway Committee, 110.

LANDLORD AND TENANT-
Fitzroy Kelly's interference to save the life of a

Act to abolish distress for rent.
criminal who had been improperly convicted,
152.

LAW APPOINTMENTS-

Romilly and Loughborough forced into the pro-

Vice Chancellor Sanford, 228.

fession by accidental circumstances, ib.

Assistance Vice Chancellor Robertson, ib.

Lord Loughborough and Lord Tenterden's intro-

duction to the profession, ib.

MEDICAL MEN, evidence of, 388.

A rule “nice eye,” 177.

A “Grant" from the Crown, 263.

OBITUARY

Sergeant Hill's opinion of the judges, 268

Lord Chief Justice Tindal, 368.

Opposite sides of Westminster Hall 283.

Large Brief with a small fee, ib.

ODDITIES of great men, 23.

ELDON ANECDOTES-

ON DIT-

The writ adhesit pavimento, 308.

Lord Thurlows s remark to Mr. Scott, ib.

Westminster Hall, 54.

Judges of assize, ib.

PRACTICAL POINTS-

Billy the dog, 332.

Lord Thurlow and the attorney, 408.

Copyright in foreigners, 2.

Tenant for life, ib.

Lord Eldon during the riots in London, ib.

Vendor and purchaser-Alien, 3.

Lord Thurlow's gift of a living, 428.

Indictment for making a long, dull speech, 448.

Profert and inspection of documents, ib.

Liability of trustees, 51.

Patent, first inventor, 72.

ARTICLES-

Post nuptial settlement, ib.

On contracts of infants, 1.

Libel against a copartnership, 88.

On grant of letters of administration having rela- Liability of husband for wife's debts, 95.

tion back to the death of the intestate, 49, 150. Bill of Exchange-Identity of defendant, 96.

On circumstantial evidence.-Judge Edmond's Notice of dishonor, 197, 208, 248.

charge in the case of Polly Bodine, 89.

Judgment non obstante veredicto, 373.

On operation of mortgages and bills of sale on Pledger and pledgee, ib.

after acquired property, 129.

Promissory note-notice of dishonor, 128.

On restraint of trade, 169. (See practical points.) Trade marks-injunction, 131

On Landlord and Tenant, quitting for want of Restraint of trade, 132, 450.

repair, 249.

Infant-necessaries, 133.

On assignment by husband of the wife's eqnita- Broker-contract-negligence-damages, 170.

ble reversionary interest in personalty, or her Arrest-sheriff-illegal entry, 171.

equitable choses in action, 287.

Promise to pay made by bankrupt before certifi

On the law of vendor and purchaser, 289.

cate-effect of, ib

On the sale of expectancies at an inadequate Sale-vesting-execution, 208.

price, 291.

Bankrupt-certificates, ib.

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