Bulletin ..., Issue 1 (Google eBook)

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Page 55 - That in case the devisees of Lord Fairfax, or those claiming under them, will relinquish all claims to lands supposed to lie within the Northern Neck, which were waste and unappropriated at the time of the death of Lord Fairfax...
Page 9 - ... into manors, and to call the same after their own or any of their names, or by other name or names whatsoever, and within the same to hold a court, in the nature of a court baron, and to hold pleas of all actions, trespasses...
Page 63 - ... cannot yield to the argument that Denny Fairfax had no title, but a mere naked possession or trust estate. In our judgment, by virtue of the devise to him, he held a fee simple in his own right. At the time of the commencement of this suit, in 1791, he was in complete possession and seizin of the land. That possession and seizin continued up to and after the treaty of 1794, which being the supreme law of the land, confirmed the title to him, his heirs and assigns, and protected him from any forfeiture...
Page 31 - Potomac, the committee do agree humbly to report to your majesty as their opinion, that within the words and meaning of the letters patent, granted by King James...
Page 4 - ... snow or water, when the snow is dissolved, which falls down from the mountains commonly about the beginning of June; and then their verdure is wonderful pleasant to the eye, especially of such as having travelled through the shade of the vast forest, come out of a melancholy darkness of a sudden, into a clear and open skie. To heighten the beauty of these parts, the first springs of most of those great rivers which run into the Atlantick ocean, or...
Page 67 - Elk Run Church was about fifteen miles, I think, below Fauquier Court-House, on the road to Fredericksburg, upon a small stream from which it took its name. It was a substantial brick church, cruciform, I believe. I am not certain that the roof was on it when I first saw it, in 1811. Its walls continued for many years after this, and I saw them gradually disappear during my annual visits to the Conventions. The other was called the Turkey Run Church, and was situated about a mile below Fauquier...
Page 9 - Crown, as of the manor of East Greenwich in Kent, in free and common soccage...
Page 64 - ... point of fact, the court of appeals did not decide either upon the treaty or the title apparent upon the record, but upon a compromise made under an act of the legislature of Virginia. If it be true, as we are informed, that this was a private act, to take effect only upon a certain condition...
Page 10 - England ; and to receive and take all amercements, fruits, commodities, advantages, perquisites, and emoluments whatsoever, to such respective court barons belonging or in any wise appertaining ; and further, to hold within the same manors a court leet and view of frank pledge of all the tenants, residents, and inhabitants of the hundred within such respective manors,
Page 64 - At all events, we are bound to consider that the court did decide upon the facts actually before them. The treaty of peace was not necessary to have been stated, for it was the supreme law of the land, of which all courts must take notice.

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