Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Volume 18

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Page 187 - The Council established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, ruling, ordering and Governing of New England in America" and to them and their Successors grants all the lands, &c., Viz.
Page 46 - ... by parol, and not put in writing, and signed by the parties so making or creating the same, or their agents thereunto lawfully authorized by writing, shall have the force and effect of leases or estates at will only...
Page 55 - any man undertaking, for hire, to carry the goods of all persons, indifferently," and in Dwight v. Brewster 10 to be "one who undertakes, for hire or reward, to transport the goods of such as choose to employ him, from place to place.
Page 437 - And whenever the public exigencies require, that the property of any individual should be appropriated to public uses, he shall receive a reasonable compensation therefor.
Page 257 - If upon examination the general meaning and object of the statute be found inconsistent with the literal import of any particular clause or section, such clause or section must, if possible, be construed according to that purpose.
Page 49 - Candlemas, though the lease be void by the statute of frauds as to the duration of the term, the tenant holds under the terms of the lease in other respects ; and therefore...
Page 81 - If it is a sort of injury by which the offender acquires no gain to himself at the expense of the sufferer, as beating or imprisoning a man, &c., there, the person injured has only a reparation for the delictum in damages to be assessed by a jury. But where, besides the crime, property is acquired which benefits the testator, there an action for the value of the property shall survive against the executor.
Page 456 - He may either bring an action of debt for the penalty and recover the penalty, (after which recovery of the penalty he cannot resort to the covenant, because the penalty is to be a satisfaction for the whole), or, if he does not choose to go for the penalty, he may proceed upon the covenant, and recover more or less than the penalty, toties qwties.
Page 203 - Illegitimate children shall follow, and have the settlement of their mother at the time of their birth, if she then...
Page 280 - ... resulted was an official act, the authorities are clear that the sheriff is answerable. If it was not an official, but a personal, act, it is equally clear that he is not answerable. But an official act does not mean what a deputy might lawfully do in the execution of his office.

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