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Page 279 - It is too firmly established in the present day to be questioned that the capital stock of a corporation is a trust fund for the payment of its debts.
Page 291 - ... said parallel, to the South Sea; All the islands in the Sabine, and the said Red and Arkansas rivers, throughout the course thus described, to belong to the United States; but the use of the waters, and the navigation of the Sabine to the sea, and of the said rivers Roxo and Arkansas, throughout the extent of the said boundary, on their respective banks, shall be common to the respective inhabitants of both nations.
Page 238 - And any compulsory discovery by extorting the party's oath, or compelling the production of his private books and papers, to convict him of crime, or to forfeit his property, is contrary to the principles of a free government. It is abhorrent to the instincts of an Englishman; it is abhorrent to the instincts of an American. It may suit the purposes of despotic power, but it cannot abide the pure atmosphere of political liberty and personal freedom.
Page 341 - It is an elementary principle of the law of evidence that the best evidence of which the case in its nature is susceptible...
Page 326 - Extortion is the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by a wrongful use of force or fear, or under color of official right.
Page 293 - If those departments which are intrusted with the foreign intercourse of the nation, which assert and maintain its interests against foreign powers, have unequivocally asserted its rights of dominion over a country of which it is in possession, and which it claims under a treaty ; if the legislature has acted on the construction thus asserted, it is not in its own courts that this construction is to be denied.
Page 238 - Amendment. And we have been unable to perceive that the seizure of a man's private books and papers to be used in evidence against him is substantially different from compelling him to be a witness against himself.
Page 330 - If a foreign executor, administrator or trustee shall assign or transfer any stock or obligations in this state standing in the name of a decedent, or in trust for a decedent, liable to any such tax, the tax shall be paid to the state comptroller or the treasurer of the proper county on the transfer thereof.
Page 279 - As a creditors' bill, in the ordinary sense, the complaint is manifestly insufficient. The thresher company, however, plants itself upon the so-called "trust-fund" doctrine .that the capital stock of a corporation is a trust fund for the payment of its debts; its contention being that such a
Page 191 - Regulations for these purposes may press with more or less weight upon one than upon another, but they are designed,, not to impose unequal or unnecessary restrictions upon any one, but to promote, with as little individual inconvenience as possible,, the general good. Though, in many respects, necessarily special in their character they do not furnish just ground of complaint if they operate alike upon all persons and property under the same circumstances and conditions.