Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Volume 194

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Page 70 - ... fairly made by a person in the discharge of some public or private duty, whether legal or moral, or in the conduct of his own affairs, in matters where his interest is concerned.
Page 420 - A check must be presented for payment within a reasonable time after its issue or the drawer will be discharged from liability thereon to the extent of the loss caused by the delay.
Page 169 - IX. It is hereby mutually agreed between the parties hereto that the sum to be paid by the Owner to the Contractor for said work and materials shall be$.. subject to additions and deductions as hereinbefore provided, and that such sum shall be paid in current funds by the Owner to the Contractor in installments, as follows : The final payment shall be made within days after this contract is fulfilled.
Page 168 - ... written notice to the contractor, to provide any such labor or materials, and to deduct the cost' thereof from any money then due or thereafter to become due to the contractor under...
Page 298 - The right which belongs to the society, or to the sovereign, of disposing, in case of necessity and for the public safety, of all the wealth contained in the state, is called the eminent domain.
Page 619 - The expense incurred by the Owner as herein provided, either for furnishing materials or for finishing the work, and any damage incurred through such. default, shall be audited and certified by the Architects, whose certificate thereof shall be conclusive upon the parties.
Page 285 - Said corporation shall have authority to take and hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding one million dollars, which may be given, granted, bequeathed, or devised, to it, and accepted by the trustees, for the benefit of the public library of the city of Boston, or any branch library, or any purpose connected therewith.
Page 421 - reasonable time" or an "unreasonable time," regard is to be had to the nature of the instrument, the usage of trade or business (if any) with respect to such instruments, and the facts of the particular case.
Page 296 - Rounds as aforesaid; and that I will, and my heirs, executors and administrators shall warrant and defend the same to the said Thomas M. Rounds heirs and assigns forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.
Page 155 - In the United States the prisoner's confession, when the corpus delicti is not otherwise proved, has been held insufficient for his conviction ; and this opinion certainly best accords with the humanity of the criminal code, and with the great degree of caution applied in receiving and weighing the evidence of confessions in other cases, and it seems countenanced by approved writers on this branch of the law.

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