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action admitted agreement allowed amount appear apply assigned attachment authority bail benefit bond bound brought cause charge Charleston circumstances claim clause common law consideration considered contended contract costs counsel court creditors damages debt debtor decided decision deed defendant delivered discharge effect entered entitled evidence execution express fact give given granted ground hands held intended interest issue John judge judgment jury justice land levy liable matter meaning motion nature necessary negro never notice object opinion original paid party payment person plaintiff plea pleaded possession present presiding principle prisoner proceedings promise proved question reason received record recover reference refused rent road rule sheriff shew slave sold statute sufficient suit taken term thing tion trial Tried verdict whole witness writ writing
Էջ 305 - Where a law is plain and unambiguous, whether it be expressed in general or limited terms, the Legislature should be intended to mean what they have plainly expressed, and consequently no room is left for construction.
Էջ 414 - Serv. deceased, do make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, which have or shall come to the hands, possession or knowledge of the said James L.
Էջ 589 - It is undoubtedly true that every man is by the law of nature bound to fulfil his engagements. It is equally true that the law of this country supplies no means, nor affords any remedy, to compel the performance of an agreement made without sufficient consideration...
Էջ 375 - It is, we think, a sound principle, that, when a government becomes a partner in any trading company, it divests itself, so far as concerns the transactions of that company, of its sovereign character, and takes that of a private citizen.
Էջ 170 - And any attachment of the goods or estate of the defendant by the original process shall hold the goods or estate so attached to answer the final judgment in the same manner as by the laws of such State they would have been holden to answer final judgment had it been rendered in the court in which the suit or prosecution was commenced.
Էջ 571 - If he to whom the promise is made have a charge by reason of the promise, ... he shall have an action for that thing that was promised, though he that made the promise have no worldly profit by it.
Էջ 469 - By the rule of law, independent of the statute, parol evidence cannot be received to contradict a written agreement. To admit it for the purpose of proving that the written instrument does not contain the real agreement would be the same as receiving it for every purpose. It was for the purpose of shutting out that inquiry that the rule of law was adopted.
Էջ 442 - It is a general rule, that all indictments upon statutes, especially the most penal, must state all the circumstances which constitute the definition of the offence in the act, so as to bring the defendant precisely within it...
Էջ 144 - An irregularity is defined to be the want of adherence to some prescribed rule or mode of proceeding ; and it consists either in omitting to do something that is necessary for the due and orderly conducting of a suit, or doing it in an unreasonable time or improper manner...