A Treatise on the Measure of Damages: Or an Inquiry Into the Principles Which Govern the Amount of Pecuniary Compensation Awarded by Courts of Justice

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Beard Books, Sep 1, 2000 - Law - 728 pages
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A monumental work on the subject thoroughly covering the history of legal principles and the cases up to 1912 establishing existing rules.

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Page 1382 - Courts of Record, upon any Bond or Bonds, or on any Penal Sum for Non-performance of any Covenants or Agreements in any Indenture, Deed, or Writing contained, the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs may assign as many Breaches as he or they shall think fit...
Page 1390 - There is a difference between covenants in general and covenants secured by a penalty or forfeiture. In the latter case the obligee has his election. He may either bring an action of debt for the penalty...

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Theodore Sedgwick, 1811-1859, a legal scholar born in Albany, New York. He practised law from 1934 to 1950, and served as United States District Attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1858-1859. He wrote a number of law books as well as writing extensively for the popular press.

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