Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity, Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Alabama, Volumen2

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Página 523 - 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 ought, in any case whatever, to control or interfere with the rights of conscience...
Página 154 - Rep. 258, it was decided, that where a contract grows immediately out of, and is connected with an illegal or immoral act, a court of justice will not lend its aid to enforce it.
Página 77 - It is a wise and beneficial law, not designed merely to raise a presumption of payment of a just debt from lapse of time, but to afford security against stale demands after the true state of the transaction may have been forgotten, or be incapable of explanation, by reason of the death or removal of witnesses.
Página 152 - And that all assignments and transfers of the right of pre-emption given by this act, prior to the issuance of patents, shall be null and void.
Página 40 - Congress, may not be appropriated for satisfying military land bounties, and for other purposes, shall be divided by north and south lines, run according to the true meridian, and by others crossing them at right angles, so as to form townships of six miles square...
Página 541 - No free negro, free mulatto, or free person of mixed blood, descended from negro ancestors, to the fourth generation inclusive, (though one ancestor of each generation may have been a white person.) shall vote for members of the senate or house of commons.
Página 437 - ... other citizens of the United States, without any tax, duty, impost or toll therefor.
Página 149 - But a mere intruder cannot enter on a person actually seized and eject him, and then question his title or set up an outstanding title in another. The maxim that the plaintiff must recover on the strength of his own title, and not on the weakness of the defendant's, is applicable to all actions for the recovery of property. But if the plaintiff had actual prior possession of the land, this is strong enough to enable him to recover it from a mere trespasser who entered without any title.
Página 41 - All the corners marked in the surveys, returned by the surveyorgeneral, or by the surveyor of the lands south of the state of Tennessee, respectively, shall be established as the proper corners of sections, or subdivisions of sections, which they were intended to designate...
Página 223 - he is separated from the world by his public ordination, and carries with him constantly, whether in or out of the pulpit, superior obligations to exhibit in his whole deportment the purity of that religion which he professes to teach.

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