Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia: With Select Cases, Relating Chiefly to Points of Practice, Decided by the Superior Court of Chancery for the Richmond District, Volume 1
I. Riley, 1809 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 173 - Yet the lower rank of people, who were always fond of the old common law, still claim and exert their ancient privilege: and the courts of law will still permit a husband to restrain a wife of her liberty, in case of any gross misbehaviour.
Page 245 - Grew, all my lands [naming them particularly;] to hold the same, with their appurtenances. to him the said George Grew, for and during the term of his natural life...
Page 405 - ... whether the writing produced, be the will of the testator or testatrix, or not ; which shall be tried by a jury...
Page 14 - Review can be filed on this ground ; which leave to file it will not be granted without an affidavit, that the new matter could not be produced or used by the party claiming the benefit of it in the original cause.
Page 134 - ... moreover, on the ground that freedom is the birthright of every human being, which sentiment is strongly inculcated by the first article of our political catechism, the Bill of Rights, — he laid it down as a general position, that whenever one person claims to hold another in slavery, the onus probandi (burden of proof] lies on the claimant.
Page 242 - ... to the use of the said JZ the son, and to the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten, and for default of such issue, to the use of the...
Page 238 - Negroes and mulattoes which shall hereafter be brought into this commonwealth and kept therein one whole year, together, or so long at different times as shall amount to one year, shall be free.
Page 447 - ... the law will permit. That too much regard is not to be had to the natural and proper signification of words and sentences to prevent the simple intention of the parties from taking effect ; for that the law is not nice in grants, and therefore it doth often transpose words contrary to their order, to bring them to the intent of the parties.