A Compendium and Digest of the Laws of Massachusetts

Front Cover
Munroe, Francis, and Parker, 1811 - Law
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 1309 - 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; or by burning, cancelling, tearing, or obliterating the same, by the testator himself, or in his presence and by his direction and consent.
Page 1315 - THAT a devise be most favourably expounded, to pursue if possible the will of the devisor, who for want of advice or learning may have omitted the legal or proper phrases. And therefore many times the law dispenses with the want of words in devises, that are absolutely requisite in all other instruments. Thus a fee may be conveyed without words of inheritance '' ; and an estate-tail without words of procreation r.
Page 1247 - In all actions arising under the laws respecting copyrights the defendant may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence.
Page 1288 - ... of one hundred pounds for a year, and so after that rate for a greater or lesser sum, or for a longer or shorter term, shall forfeit and lose for every such offence the treble value of the monies, wares, merchandizes, and other things, so lent, bargained, exchanged, or shifted.
Page 1287 - ... pounds for the forbearance of one hundred pounds for a year; and so after that rate for a greater or lesser sum, or for a longer or shorter time...
Page 1216 - ... dollars, to be recovered by action of debt before any justice of the peace in the...
Page 1270 - An Act to enable creditors to receive their just debts out of the effects of their absent or absconding Debtors.
Page 1198 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of May, AD 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SG Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the...
Page 1258 - CJ rejected it, and said, that there must either be an express warranty of soundness, or fraud in the seller, in order to maintain the action (7).
Page 1297 - Kent, or the custom of any borough, or any other particular custom, shall be in writing, and signed by the party so devising the same, or by some other person in his presence and by his express directions, and shall be attested and subscribed in the presence of the said devisor by three or four credible witnesses, or else they shall be utterly void and of none effect.

Bibliographic information