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Page 197 - From a deliberate and premeditated design to effect the death of the person killed, or of another; or, 2. By an act imminently dangerous to others, and evincing a depraved mind, regardless of human life, although without a premeditated design to effect the death of any individual; or without a design to effect death, by a person engaged in the commission of, or in an attempt to commit a felony, either upon or affecting the person killed or otherwise; or, 3.
Page 146 - Since, however, in exercising the power of regulating their own purely internal affairs, whether of trading or police, the states may sometimes enact laws the validity of which depends on their interfering with, and being contrary to, an act of congress passed in pursuance of the constitution, the court will enter upon the inquiry, whether the laws of New York, as expounded by the highest tribunal of that state, have, in their application to this case, come into collision with an act of congress,...
Page 352 - Hence the good and happiness of the members, that is, the majority of the members of any state, is the great standard by which every thing relating to that state must finally be determined...
Page 206 - Every estate in lands, which shall be granted, conveyed or devised to one, although other words heretofore necessary to transfer an estate of inheritance be not added, shall be deemed a fee simple estate of inheritance, if a less estate be not limited by express words, or do not appear to have been granted, conveyed, or devised by construction or operation of law.
Page 200 - That no action shall be maintained 'whereby to charge any person upon any promise made after full age to pay any debt contracted during infancy, or upon any ratification after full age...
Page 342 - The end of the institution, maintenance, and administration of government, is to secure the existence of the body politic; to protect it; and to furnish the individuals who compose it, with the power of enjoying, in safety and tranquillity, their natural rights and the blessings of life...
Page 156 - ... court, that the true basis of the valuation is, the value of the ship at the time of the disaster, and that, if, after the damage is or might be repaired, the ship is not, or would not be, worth, at the place of repairs, double the cost of the repairs, it is to be treated as a technical total loss.
Page 157 - The mere retardation of the voyage by any of the perils insured against, not amounting to or producing a total incapacity of the ship eventually to perform the voyage, cannot, upon principles well established, be admitted to constitute a technical total loss...
Page 406 - Every person believing in the existence of a Supreme Being who will punish false swearing, shall be admitted to be sworn, if otherwise competent.
Page 477 - A Treatise on the Practice of the Court of Chancery. With an Appendix of Forms and Precedents of Costs, Adapted to the Last New Orders. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. London, 1837. 2 vols. SMITH'S (John William) Compendium of Mercantile Law. See "Law Library, Vol. 17.