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" A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental... "
John Marshall: complete constitutional decisions - Page 318
by John Marshall - 1903 - 799 pages
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 4

United States. Supreme Court, Henry Wheaton - Law reports, digests, etc - 1819
...18i9. the act of incorporation ? Let this subject be -*"^^v"^fc' dered. Dartmouth . . . . ... College A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of b. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses oaly those properties which the charter of its creation...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 9; Volume 22

United States. Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black - Law reports, digests, etc - 1824
...better answer cannot be given, than that contained in the definition of a corporation by this Court: " A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible,...upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its existence. These are such as are supposed best calculated to effect the object for which'it was created....
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 9; Volume 22

United States. Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black - Law reports, digests, etc - 1824
...without it, it cannot exist. For we must here repeat, that this Court have said, that a corporation " possesses only those properties which the charter...expressly, or as incidental to its very existence."" This position involves several inquiries, which may be embraced in an examination of the reasons assigned...
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 6

Law - 1843
...corporation is considered an artificial being, existing only in contemplation of law ; and being a mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties...expressly or as incidental to its very existence. Corporations created by statute must depend for their powers, and the mode of exercising them, upon...
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An Argument, in Favor of the Constitutionality of the General Banking Law of ...

Samuel Alfred Foot - Banking law - 1839 - 101 pages
...on the principles and true nature of things, speaks of this feature of a corporation in this way : " A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible,...which the charter of its creation confers upon it. * . * * Among the most important are immortality, and, if the expression may be allowed, individuality;...
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A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the ..., Volume 1

John Bouvier - Anglo-Norman dialect - 1843
...Dartmouth College against Woodward, 4 Wheat. Rep. 636, Chief Justice Marshall describes a corporation to be "an artificial being, invisible, intangible and existing...contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law," continues the judge, " it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 2

Law reports, digests, etc - 1844
...assert no new principle. In t ic case of Dartmouth College f. Woodward^ 4 Wheat. 636, this court says, " a corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible,...incidental to its very existence. These are such as were supposed best calculated to effect the object for which it was created. Among the most important...
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 15

Commerce - 1846
...which are entitled to more weight. We are informed that a corporation possesses only those powers or properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, oras incidental to its very existence. — Dartmouth College vs. Woodward. The incidental or implied...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 22

John Lansing Wendell - Law reports, digests, etc - 1847
...nature of things, speaks of lhis feature of a corporation in this way : " A corporation is an ariificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in...which the charter of its creation confers upon it. Among the most important are immortality, and, if the expression may be allowed, individuality ; properties,...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 55

Alabama. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1878
...name." In Dartmouth College v. Woodward, 4 Wheat. 636, Ch. J. MARSHALL said : "A corporation is au artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing...in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of the law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either...
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