Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Volume 15

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H.O. Houghton and Company, 1864 - Law reports, digests, etc

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Page 478 - ... every corporate town containing one hundred and fifty ratable polls may elect one representative...
Page 478 - And the House of Representatives shall have power, from time to time, to impose fines upon such towns as shall neglect to choose and return members to the same, agreeably to this Constitution.
Page 450 - His lordship then proceeded to say, that the dependence or independence of covenants was to be collected from the evident sense and meaning of the parties, and that, however transposed they might be in the deed, their precedency must depend on the order of time in which the intent of the transaction requires their performance.
Page 198 - I take it to be a sound ajd nncontroverted maxim of law, that every plaintiff or demandant in a court of justice must recover upon the strength of his own title, and not because of the weakness of that of his adversary ; that is, he shall not recover without showing a right, although the adverse party may be unable to show any. It is enough for the latter that he is in possession of the thing demanded until the right owner calls for it.
Page 322 - By the fourth section of the fourth article of the Constitution of the United States...
Page 346 - ... dealing was, that the draymen came every night to the clerk of the brew-house, and gave him an account of the beer they had delivered out, which he set down in a book kept for that purpose, to which the draymen set their...
Page 450 - Such as are called mutual and independent, where either party may recover damages from the other for the injury he may have received by a breach of the covenants in his favor, and where it is no excuse for the defendant to allege a breach of the covenants on the part of the plaintiff.
Page 217 - A mortgage is a charge upon the land ; and whatever would give the money will carry the estate in the land along with it to every purpose. The estate in the land is the same thing as the money due upon it. It will be liable to debts ; it will go to executors ; it will pass by a will not made and executed with the solemnities required by the statute of frauds.
Page 128 - ... a copy thereof certified by such register shall be filed in the secretary of state's office, who shall enter the date of filing thereon, and on the...
Page 172 - Story held, that a person who did not believe in the existence of a God, or a future state of existence, was not a competent witness. Such undoubtedly, is the law of England.

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