A Compendium of the Law of Evidence

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J. & W. T. Clarke, 1822 - Evidence - 462 pages
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Page 222 - June no contract for the sale of any goods, wares and merchandizes, 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, or give something in earnest to bind the bargain, or in part of payment, or that some note or memorandum in writing of the said bargain be made and signed by the parties to be charged by such contract, or their agents thereunto lawfully authorized.
Page 19 - 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 362 - ... or other game or games whatsoever, or by betting on the sides or hands of such as do game...
Page 221 - ... 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, or some other person thereunto by him lawfully authorized.
Page 398 - ... or unless the same be altered by some other will or codicil in writing, or other writing of the devisor, signed in the presence of three or four witnesses, declaring the same.
Page 426 - ... unless the party at whose suit the said execution is sued out, shall, before the removal of such goods from off the said premises, by virtue of such execution...
Page 256 - ... to the lord chancellor, lord keeper or lords commissioners of the great seal of Ireland for the time being...
Page 344 - ... profits thereof which shall or might have accrued from the day of the expiration or determination of the tenant's interest in the same down to the time of the verdict given in the cause, or to some preceding day to be specially mentioned therein...
Page cxxxviii - ... to be, to all intents and purposes, a general acceptance of such bill. But if the acceptor shall, in his acceptance, express, that he accepts the bill payable at a banker's house or other place...
Page 181 - Geo. 3, с. 37, it is declared that a witness cannot by law refuse to answer a question relevant to the matter in issue, the answering of which has no tendency to...

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