Governor's Message and Annual Reports of the Public Officers of the State, and of the Boards of Directors, Visitors, Superintendents, and Other Agents of Public Institutions Or Interests of Virginia, Part 2

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Samuel Shepherd, public printer, 1854 - Virginia
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Page 425 - It is a cardinal rule of statutory construction that significance and effect shall, if possible, be accorded to every word. As early as in Bacon's Abridgment, sect. 2, it was said that 'a statute ought, upon the whole, to be so construed that, if it can be prevented, no clause, sentence, or word shall be superfluous, void, or insignificant.
Page 421 - The grant of a franchise is of no higher order, and confers no more sacred title, than a grant of land to an individual ; and, when the public necessities require it, the one, as well as the other, may be taken for public purposes on making suitable compensation ; nor does such an exercise of the right of eminent domain interfere with the inviolability of contracts.
Page 448 - Wattles, 69 Ind. 260. 2355. Notice of sale. 130. In case of sale of real estate at public auction, the executor or administrator shall give four weeks' notice of the time, place, and terms of sale, by publication in some public newspaper, if any, published in the county in which the real estate is situate, and by posting up notices thereof in at least five public places in such county, three of which shall be in each township in which real estate to be sold may be situate. If the real estate or any...
Page 488 - ... bearing a rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, which bonds shall be substantially in the following form: No.
Page 782 - It is a distinct announcement that all goods and merchandise are at the risk of the owners thereof while in the company's warehouses, except for such loss or injury as may arise from the negligence of the agents of the company.
Page 425 - ... enterprise, which, if successful, will greatly promote the public good, in no proper sense confers a monopoly. It enables the grantees to enjoy, for a limited time, what they may justly be considered as creating. It is in substance and reality, as well as in legal effect, a contract, and in my judgment it is the duty of the court to give it such a construction as will carry it into full effect; imposing on the public no restriction, and no burden, not stipulated for, and depriving the company...
Page 489 - Bond, as trustees to secure the payment of $500,000.00 in bonds to be issued in sums of one thousand dollars each, bearing interest at the rate of seven per cent per annum, payable semi-anuually, July 1st and January 1st of each year, principal payable January 1, 1880, release filed February 25, 1880.
Page 109 - This day personally appeared before the undersigned a Justice of the Peace in and for said County...
Page 447 - Jersey, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of an Act passed by the Legislature of...
Page 200 - All of which is respectfully submitted. By order of the Board of Directors, September 3, 1847.

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