Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Volume 78

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Page 537 - Premium to the author of any important discovery or useful improvement in light or heat, which shall have been made and published by printing, or in any way made known to the public, in any part of the continent of America, or any of the American Islands; preference always being given to such discoveries as, in the opinion of the Academy, shall tend most to promote the good of mankind...
Page 386 - When the covenant extends to a thing in esse, parcel of the demise, the thing to be done by force of the covenant is quodam modo annexed and appurtenant to the thing demised, and shall go with the land, and shall bind the assignee although he be not bound by express words...
Page 137 - The general court shall forever have full power and authority to erect and constitute judicatories and courts of record, or other courts...
Page 247 - ... to be used and resorted to in order to determine the rights and obligations of the parties hereto in all cases not herein otherwise specially provided for in writing.
Page 221 - In case the charge, if true, will subject the party charged to an indictment for a crime involving moral turpitude, or subject the party to an infamous punishment, then the words will be in themselves actionable...
Page 137 - The power we allude to is rather the police power, the power vested in the legislature by the Constitution, to make, ordain, and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable laws, statutes, and ordinances, either with penalties or without, not repugnant to the Constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and welfare of the commonwealth and of the subjects of the same.
Page 211 - But it is equally true that if such an agreement or contract be executed by a conveyance of property in trust, so that nothing remains to be done by the grantor or donor to complete the transfer of title, the relation of trustee and cestui que trust is deemed to be established, and the equitable rights and interests arising out of the conveyance, though made without consideration, will be enforced in chancery.
Page 393 - The cause was submitted to the decision of the court, upon the following facts. The plaintiff...
Page 147 - The executive power of said city generally, and the administration of the police, with all the powers heretofore vested in the selectmen of Worcester, shall be vested in, and may be exercised by, the mayor and aldermen, as fully as if the same were herein specially enumerated.
Page 470 - A ship trading from one port to another has not the means of carrying the goods on land ; and, according to the established course of trade, a delivery on the usual wharf is such a delivery as will discharge the carrier.

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