Report of the Case of the Trustees of Dartmouth College Against William H. Woodward: Argued and Determined in the Superior Court of Judicature of the State of New-Hampshire, November 1817 : and on Error in the Supreme Court of the United States, February 1819

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Page 18 - through a community are essential to the preservation of a free government, and extending the opportunities and advantages of education is highly conducive to promote this end, and by the constitution it is made the duty of the legislators and magistrates to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries established for
Page 282 - which are rather sentences than laws?'' - By the law of the land, is most clearly intended, the general law ; a law, which hears before it condemns; which [proceeds upon enquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is, that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of
Page 34 - enlightened patrons of liberty." " The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny
Page 88 - that no subject shall be arrested, imprisoned, despoiled, or deprived of his property, immunities, or privileges, put out of the protection of the law, exiled, or deprived of his life, liberty, or estate, but by the judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.
Page 33 - There can be no liberty, where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or body of magistracy :" or, "if the power of judging be not separated from the legislative and executive
Page 61 - upon principle, every statute, which takes away, or impairs vested rights, acquired under existing laws, or creates a new obligation, imposes a new duty, or attaches a new disability, in respect to transactions or considerations already past, must be deemed retrospective ; and this doctrine seems fully supported by
Page 247 - the legislative power, and protecting the rights and property of the citizens. One prohibition is " that no person shall be deprived of his property, immunities or privileges, put out of the protection of the law, or deprived of his life, liberty or estate, but by judgment of his peers or the
Page 192 - no subject shall be held to answer for any crime or offence until the same is fully and plainly, substantially and formally described to him, or be compelled to accuse or furnish evidence against himself. And every subject shall have a right to produce all proofs that may be favourable to himself; to meet
Page 331 - the most important are immortality, and, if the expression may be allowed, individuality ; properties, by which a perpetual succession of many persons are considered as the same, and may act as a single individual. They enable a corporation to manage its own affairs, and to bold property without the perplexing intricacies, the hazardous and
Page 346 - commission held under the United States, and the decision is against the title, right, privilege, or exemption specially set up or claimed by either party, under such clause of the said constitution, treaty, statute or commission. The clause in the constitution of

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