Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volume 5

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I. Riley, 1819 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Munford, Vol. V (1819)


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Page 121 - that nothing was better established than this principle, that money directed to be employed in the purchase of land, and land directed to be sold and turned into money, are to be considered as that species of property into which they are directed to be converted...
Page 120 - In making title by descent, it shall be no bar to a party that any ancestor, through whom he derives his descent from the intestate, is or has been an alien ; bastards, also, shall be capable of inheriting or of transmitting inheritance, on the part of their mother, in like manner as if they had been lawfully begotten of such mother, (d) SEC.
Page 73 - Harris, but she shall have no more than the use for her life of such slaves as shall be in her share ; and the residue of the surplus, and after the wife's death the slaves in her share, or, if there be no wife, then the whole of such surplus, shall be distributed in the same proportions, and to the same persons, as lands are directed to descend in and by an act of the general assembly, entitled ' An act directing the course of descents.
Page 317 - A court of equity, which is never active in relief against conscience or public convenience, has always refused its aid to stale demands, where the party has slept upon his rights, and acquiesced for a great length of time. Nothing can call forth this court into activity but conscience, good faith, and reasonable diligence.
Page 317 - Nothing can call forth this court into activity but conscience, good faith and reasonable diligence; where these are wanting the court is passive, and does nothing.
Page 5 - And this the said plaintiff prays may be inquired of by the country, etc.
Page 173 - ... saith that the said plaintiff ought not to have or maintain his aforesaid action thereof, against him, because he says that...
Page 318 - But as often as Parliament had limited the time of actions and remedies, to a certain period, in legal proceedings, the Court of Chancery adopted that rule, and applied to similar cases in Equity.
Page 317 - In each case the intention of the parties to make the debt contingent or otherwise, must be gathered from the language used, the situation of the parties, and the subject matter of the contract, as presented by the evidence.
Page 34 - We of the jury find for the plaintiff the debt in the declaration mentioned, to be discharged by the payment of 18.

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