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action admitted adverse possession agreement allowed amount appear applied appointed attachment auditor authority bill bond cause charge claim common consideration considered construction contended contract Corliss costs county court creditor damages debt debtor decided decision decree deed defendant delivered demand directed discharge dollars effect entitled evidence exceptions execution express fact February fraud further give given ground held intended interest issue January John judgment jury justice land liable limitation March matter mortgage necessary never notice objection offered officer opinion paid parties passed payment person plaintiff plea pleaded possession present principle proceedings promise prove purchase question reason received record recover reference relation remedy rendered rule settled signed statute sufficient suit sustained taken tending term testimony tion town trial unless verdict whole witness writ
Page 438 - In one word, the gist of this kind of action is, that the defendant, upon the circumstances of the case, is obliged by the ties of natural justice and equity to refund the money.
Page 318 - It is a wise and beneficial law, not designed merely to raise a presumption of payment of a just debt, from lapse of time, but to afford security against stale demands,, after the true state of the transactions may have been forgotten, or be incapable of explanation, by reason of the death or removal of witnesses.
Page 44 - ... 3. Of any person, who by excessive drinking, or by gaming, idleness or debauchery of any kind, shall so spend, waste or lessen his estate as to expose himself or his family...
Page 146 - An Act for making more effectual provision for the Governm'ent of the Province of Quebec, in North America,' and to make further provision ' for the Government of the said Province...
Page 351 - Where a covenant goes only to part of the consideration on both sides, and a breach of such covenant may be paid for in damages, it is an independent covenant, and an action may be maintained for a breach of the covenant on the part of the defendant, without averring performance in the declaration.
Page 175 - This, the court held, had not in that case been done. But it had clearly been done in this case. The deed was copied by the town clerk into the proper book, in the proper place, and duly certified as recorded, which would doubtless have been held by the court at that time, to have been sufficient. We are...
Page 342 - conditions are to be construed to be either precedent or subsequent according to the fair intention of the parties, to be collected from the instrument ; and technical words (if there be any to encounter such intention) should give way to that intention.
Page 428 - ... refined and enlightened civilization, are clearly taken into view, we shall find the reasoning of Justice Redfield altogether safe, and exactly in harmony with the system of government and society to which it is applied. It is well settled, says the Justice (in State v.
Page 392 - In general, the action on a contract, whether express or implied, or whether by parol, or under seal, or of record, must be brought in the name of the party in whom the legal interest in such contract was vested.