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Página 458 - ... the Constitution of the United States which prohibits a State from passing any law impairing the obligation of a contract.
Página 147 - RG, were parties, and by a recovery suffered in pursuance thereof, the estates were limited to the use of the husband for life, remainder to the wife for life, remainder to...
Página 344 - It has been truly said, as a general rule, that the mere answer of a merchant to the drawer of a bill, saying, "he will duly honor it," is no acceptance, unless accompanied with circumstances which may induce a third person to take the bill by indorsement; but if there are any such circumstances, it may amount to an acceptance, though the answer be contained in a letter to the drawer.
Página 102 - The power, and the restriction on it, though quite distinguishable when they do not approach each other, may yet, like the intervening colors between white and black, approach so nearly as to perplex the understanding, as colors perplex the vision in marking the distinction between them.
Página 165 - the only rule for the construction of Acts of Parliament is, that they should be construed according to the intent of the Parliament which passed the Act. If the words of the statute are in themselves precise and unambiguous, then no more can be necessary than to expound those words in their natural and ordinary sense. The words themselves alone do, in such case, best declare the intention of the lawgiver.
Página 201 - Held that the real estate was to be settled on the nephew for life, with remainder to his sons successively in tail male, with remainder to his daughters as tenants in common in fee: and...
Página 222 - ... the same subject, and looking; if necessary to the public history of the times in which it was passed.
Página 327 - Secondly, it was resolved, that when any deed is altered in a point material, by the plaintiff himself, or by any stranger, without the privity of the obligee, be it by interlineation, addition, rasing, or by drawing of a pen through a line, or through the midst of any material word, that the deed thereby becomes void.