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Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United ... - Page 394
by United States. Supreme Court, Stephen Keyes Williams, Edwin Burritt Smith, Ernest Hitchcock - 1883
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A Practical Treatise on Pleading and on the Parties to Actions and ..., Volume 1

Joseph Chitty - Parties to actions - 1809
...where a party has merely a license to use land, Scc.Cg-) . The general rule governing this action is, that the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title, and cannot of course, in general, found his claim upon the insufficiency of the (f) For what an ejectment...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court And ..., Volume 16

New Jersey. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1839
...Bilderback, to Joseph Wilson, for her dower, as the widow of Ward Wilson the mortgagor. And the argument is, that the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title and not on the weakness of his adversary's. But I do not see the application of this rule to the present...
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The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1949: Comprising Reports of Cases in the ...

Law reports, digests, etc - 1827
...was doubtful ; and, therefore, that the lessor of the plaintiff could not recover, as he must rely upon the strength of his own title, and not upon the weakness of that of the defendant : and the Court would not feel inclined to disturb a possession of seventeen...
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Reports of cases determined in the Circuit Court of the United ..., Volume 3

United States. Circuit Court (3rd Circuit), Bushrod Washington, Richard Peters - Law reports, digests, etc - 1827
...the defendant may protect his possession, by a subsisting outstanding title in a third person, and that the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title. 2. That the will of Jacob Mootes, passed only an estate for life to Charles Mootes; and, therefore,...
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The practice of the law in all its departments: with a view of ..., Volume 1

Joseph Chitty - Law - 1833
...respect to the Title, it should HTY. seem that the modern practice narrows the maxim, that the lessor of the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title, and not on the weakness of that of his adversary, for (at least prima facie) mere proof of priority of...
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A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property, Volume 1

William Cruise, Henry Hopley White - Real property - 1835
...a bar in ejectment. 3 Burr. 1901. Cowp. 46. Doug. 721. 36. It is a rule of law that in an ejectment the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title; and cannot found his claim on the weakness of that of the defendant; for possession has given the defendant...
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A Treatise on the Parties to Actions, and on Pleading: With Second ..., Volume 1

Joseph Chitty, Thomas Chitty - Forms (Law) - 1837 - 1512 pages
...merely a license to use land, &c. (.r). The general rule governing this action is, that the lessor of the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title, and of course he cannot in general found his claim upon the insufficiency of the defendant's (y) 457) ;...
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Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity: Argued and Adjudged in the ..., Volume 9

Benjamin Faneuil Porter - Law reports, digests, etc - 1840
...HOLY CONCEPTION, IN THE CITY OF MOBILE, VS. THE HE1R9 OF DON MIGUEL ESLAVA. 1. A plaintiff in equity, must recover upon the strength of his own title, and not upon the weakness of that of the defendant. 2. A deed, conveying lots of land in the city of Mobile, during the period the...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 1

Louisiana. Supreme Court, Merritt M. Robinson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1842
...corporation. The parish judge was correct in considering this as in some degree a petitory action, in which the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title, and not by the weakness of his adversary's. As against the Second Municipality the actron is essentially...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 2

United States. Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Benjamin Chew Howard, Richard Peters, Jeremiah Sullivan Black - Law reports, digests, etc - 1844
...east of Water street, and to entitle the proprietor of the lot, immediately west of the water-lot, the improvement should have been made by himself....profound respect for the Supreme Court of the United States, and have only to say, that we hope art opportunity may soon be afforded for a re-examination...
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