Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court And, at Law, in the Court of Errors and Appeals of the State of New Jersey, Volume 10

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Soney and Sage, 1829 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 207 - The distinction between the obligation of a contract and the remedy given by the Legislature to enforce that obligation has been taken at the bar, and exists in the nature of things. Without impairing the obligation of the contract, the remedy may certainly be modified as the wisdom of the Nation shall direct.
Page 42 - By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband...
Page 172 - When a person of sound memory and discretion unlawfully killeth any reasonable creature in being, and under the king's peace, with malice aforethought, either express or implied.
Page 76 - Every proprietor, who claims a right either to throw the water back above or to diminish the quantity of water which Is to descend below, must, in order to maintain his claim, either prove an actual grant or license from the proprietors affected by his operations, or must prove an uninterrupted enjoyment of twenty years...
Page 41 - ... to have and to hold the said premises with all and singular the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns to the only proper use benefit and behoof of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever...
Page 271 - ... judgment. It remains to consider, very briefly, certain exceptions taken to the testimony in the progress of the trial. The first exception is, that the corporate capacity of the plaintiffs was not regularly proved, before the introduction of the respondentia bond. It is to be considered that this was a trial upon the merits; and by pleading to the merits, the defendants necessarily admitted the capacity of the plaintiffs to sue. If he intended to take the exception, it should have been done...
Page 304 - Where two acts are to be done at the same time, as where A. covenants to convey an estate to B. on such a day, and in consideration thereof B. covenants to pay . 1.
Page 45 - No estate, after the passing of this act, shall in this state be considered and adjudged to be an estate in joint tenancy, except it be expressly set forth in the grant or devise creating such estate, that it is the intention of the parties to create an estate in joint tenancy and not an estate of tenancy in common, any law, usage or decision heretofore made to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 178 - It follows that the true criterion is the actual state of mind of the accused at the time the confessions were made, and the true question for solution whether, at that time, he was under undue influence of hope or fear. It is readily admitted that the antecedent hopes or fears, or other sources of influence, are to be brought into account and weighed. It may even be conceded that when once a confession under influence is obtained, a presumption arises that a subsequent confession of the same nature...
Page 207 - A contract is an agreement in which a party undertakes to do, or not to do, a particular thing, The law binds him to perform his undertaking, and this is, of course, the obligation of his contract...

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