A Compendium of the Law of Evidence (Google eBook)

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Brooke and Clarke, 1804 - Evidence (Law) - 428 pages
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Page 211 - That no contract for the sale of any goods, wares, and merchandise, for the price of ten pounds sterling or upwards, shall be allowed to be good, except the buyer shall accept part of the goods so sold, and actually receive the same...
Page 338 - ... or other game or games whatsoever, or by betting on the sides or hands of such as do game...
Page 210 - ... any interest in or concerning them, or upon any agreement that is not to be performed within the space of one year from the making thereof, unless the agreement upon which such action shall be brought, or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing and signed by the party to be charged therewith...
Page 378 - ... and consent; but all devises and bequests of lands and tenements shall remain and continue in force until the same be burnt, cancelled, torn or obliterated, by the testator, or...
Page 16 - The general principle on which this species of evidence is admitted is that they are declarations made in extremity, when the party is at the point of death, and when every hope of this world is gone when every motive to falsehood is silenced, and the mind is induced by the most powerful considerations to speak the truth. A situation so solemn and so awful is considered by the law as creating an obligation equal to that which is imposed by a positive oath, administered in a court of justice.
Page 241 - ... to recover a reasonable satisfaction for the lands, tenements, or hereditaments, held or occupied by the defendant or defendants in an action on the case, for the use and occupation of what was so held or enjoyed...
Page 210 - g reements (1677) no action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator upon any special promise to answer damages out of his own estate...
Page 310 - So in the case of tenants in common : the possession of one tenant in common, eo nomine, as tenant in common, can never bar his companion ; because such possession is not adverse to the right of his companion, but in support of their common title...
Page 378 - that no devise, in writing, of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, nor any clause thereof, shall be revocable, otherwise than by some other will or codicil in writing, or other writing declaring the same...
Page 322 - ... in ejectment for the recovery of the demised premises; or, in case the same cannot be legally served, or no tenant be in actual possession of the premises, then...

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