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 ... [1806-1810], Volume 12
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Page 330 - That in controversies respecting property, and in suits between man and man, the ancient trial by jury is preferable to any other, and ought to be held sacred.
Page 51 - State, which authorizes it, is repugnant to that provision of the Constitution of the United States which says that no State shall pass any law impairing the obligation of contracts.
Page 528 - But a testament of chattels, written in the testator's own hand, though it has neither his name nor seal to it, nor witnesses present at its publication, is good, provided sufficient proof can be had that it is his hand writing.
Page 310 - ... the same shall be taken as to the creditors and purchasers of the persons aforesaid, so remaining in possession, to be fraudulent within this act, and that the absolute property is with the possession, unless such loan, reservation, or limitation of use or property, were declared by will or by deed, in writing proved, and recorded as aforesaid.
Page 310 - ... where any loan of goods and chattels shall be pretended to have been made to any person with whom, or those claiming under him, possession shall have remained by the space of five years, without demand made and pursued by due process at law, on the part of the pretended lender...
Page 46 - I am therefore of opinion that the judgment ought to be affirmed.
Page 413 - The judgment of the circuit court must be reversed, the verdict set aside, and the cause remanded for a new trial to be had not in conflict with the views herein expressed.
Page 456 - ... which judgment shall be final in actions of debt founded on any specialty, bill, or note in writing, ascertaining the demand, unless the plaintiff shall choose in any such case to have a writ of inquiry of damages; and in all other cases the damages shall be ascertained by a jury, to be impaneled and sworn to inquire thereof, as is hereinafter directed.