Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Volume 3

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Philip H. Nicklin, no. 175 Chestnut Street, A. Small, printer, 1821 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 50 - All men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences; no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent...
Page 50 - Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maidservant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates.
Page 612 - But where the parties treat upon the basis that the fact which is the subject of the agreement is doubtful, and the consequent risk each is to encounter is taken into consideration in the stipulations assented to, the contract will be valid notwithstanding any mistake of one of the parties...
Page 599 - In prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And, in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts under the direction of the court as in other cases.
Page 194 - Agreeably to the remark already made, the national and state systems are to be regarded as ONE WHOLE. The courts of the latter will of course be natural auxiliaries to the execution of the laws of the union...
Page 332 - ... abandonment of their former rights upon an agreement that, whether they be good or whether they be bad, neither is to recur to them on any pretense whatever, or claim anything that he does not derive from the terms of the agreement. Each takes his chance of obtaining an equivalent for everything he relinquishes; and, if the event turn out contrary to his expectations, so much the worse for him.
Page 339 - The judgment must be reversed, and a venire facias de novo awarded.
Page 451 - B survives him, then with remainder to B in fee ; here B is a certain person, but the remainder to him is a contingent remainder, depending upon a dubious event, the uncertainty of his surviving A. During the joint lives of A and B it is contingent ; and if B dies first, it never can vest in his heirs, but is forever gone ; but if A dies first, the remainder to B becomes vested.
Page 50 - No man shall be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent. No human authority...
Page 64 - ... 1 of the Constitution of the United States, which provides that no State shall pass any law impairing the obligation of a contract, and also violated that clause of the fourteenth amendment of that instrument, which provides that no State shall deprive any person of property without due process of law.

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