Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Volume 38 (Google eBook)

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H.O. Houghton and Company, 1866 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 160 - Every subject has a right to be secure from all unreasonable searches and seizures of his person, his houses, his papers, and all his possessions. All warrants, therefore, are contrary to this right, if the cause or foundation of them be not previously supported by oath or affirmation...
Page 601 - new grant.' since it is an undisputed principle, that the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title, and not upon the weakness of his adversaries.
Page 516 - That whoever commits adultery shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding three years; and when the act is committed between a married woman and a man who is unmarried, both parties to such act shall be deemed guilty of adultery: and when such act is committed between a married man and a woman who is unmarried, the man.
Page 493 - Bank ;' and the defendant contends, that the action should have been brought in the name of the person who was then cashier, and will not lie in the name of the corporation.
Page 111 - ... but the repeal of existing laws or modifications thereof embraced in this act shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued, or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil cause before...
Page 213 - ... shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or established, or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil case, before the time when such repeal shall take effect.
Page 481 - It is also agreed that the insured shall not have the right to abandon the vessel for the amount of damage merely, unless the amount which the insurers would be liable to pay, under an adjustment, as of a partial loss, shall exceed half the amount insured.
Page 167 - ... lease or indenture heretofore made agreeably to law. And the lands and tenements of said proprietors, shall not be liable to be taken in execution for debt. And if any of said proprietors shall be committed in execution for debt, he she or they shall have the same benefit, from an Act intitled, "An Act for the relief of poor prisoners who are committed by execution for debt...
Page 487 - ... in like manner as it is allowed by the custom of merchants on foreign bills of exchange, payable at the expiration of a certain period after date or sight.
Page 69 - In considering the various statutes regulating the assessment of taxes, and the measures preliminary thereto, it is not always easy to distinguish which are conditions precedent to the legality and validity of the tax, and which are directory merely, and do not constitute conditions. One rule is very plain and well settled that all those measures...

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