acres act of Assembly action administrator admitted affirmed aforesaid alleged Anne Murray answer appears appellant appellee April attorney attorneys at law bill bond cause Chancellor circumstances claim clause Commissioners common law Commonwealth complainant confiscations considered contract convey conveyance counsel County Court Court of Chancery Court of Equity creditor Daniel Payne death debt deceased decision declaration decree deed defendant deposition devised District Court Edward Steptoe Elizabeth Steptoe entitled entry escheat evidence execution executor father favour fraud heirs infant intention issue John Clanton Judge Fleming Judge Roane Judge Tucker judgment Jury Legislature Magnus Tate ment mentioned Northern Neck October opinion parties patent payment Payne personal estate plaintiff plea pleaded possession prisoner proceedings proved purchase question record respect reversed Rowland Madison rule Sheriff shew slaves sold statute Steptoe sufficient suit taken testimony thereof tion treaty verdict Walter Coles wife William Howell witness words writ
Page ii - IDE, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners. By an Instructer." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 623 - That there shall be no future confiscations made, nor any prosecutions commenced against any person or persons for or by reason of the part which he or they may have taken in the present war, and that no person shall, on that account, suffer any future loss or damage, either in his person, liberty or property...
Page 622 - ... estates, rights and properties, as may have been confiscated; and that Congress shall also earnestly recommend to the several states a reconsideration and revision of all acts or laws regarding the premises, so as to render the said laws or acts perfectly consistent, not only with justice and equity, but with that spirit of conciliation, which on the return of the blessings of peace should universally prevail.
Page 623 - ... war; and that no person shall, on that account, suffer any future loss or damage, either in his person, liberty or property; and that those who may be in confinement on such charges, at the time of the ratification of the treaty in America, shall be immediately set at liberty, and the prosecutions so commenced be discontinued.
Page 149 - For it is a part of the liberties of England, and greatly for the safety of the subject, that the king may not enter upon or seize any man's possessions upon bare surmises without the intervention of a jury, (z) It is however particularly enacted by the statute 33 Hen.
Page 483 - The legislature may provide by- law that no person shall be capable of holding or being elected to .any post of profit, trust, or emolument, civil or military, legislative, executive, or judicial, under the government of this commonwealth, who shall hereafter fight a duel, or send or accept a challenge to fight a duel...
Page 284 - Ireland upon bills of indictment,' to wit in the parish of St. Mark, in the county of the city of Dublin aforesaid, and this he is ready to verify ; wherefore he prays judgment of the said indictment, and that the same may be quashed, and so forth.
Page 187 - an act to reduce into one the several acts directing the course of descents...
Page 475 - Offices, which are a right to exercise a public or private employment, and to take the fees and emoluments thereunto belonging, are also incorporeal hereditaments, whether public, as those of magistrates, or private, as of bailiffs, receivers, and the like.