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Página 511 - It is denned, a yielding up of an estate for life or years to him that hath the immediate reversion or remainder, wherein the particular estate may merge or drown, by mutual agreement between them. It is done by these words: "hath surrendered, granted, and yielded up.
Página 604 - Aqua currit et debet currere ut currere solebat' is the language of the law. Though he may use the water while it runs over his land as an incident to the land, he cannot unreasonably detain It, or give it another direction, and he must return It to its ordinary channel when it leaves his estate.
Página 596 - The case was submitted to the court upon the following agreed statement of facts : "The plaintiffs are the lessees of said mill, dam and privileges, as alleged in their declaration.
Página 458 - Such tenants as held under the king immediately, when they granted out portions of their lands to inferior persons, became also lords with respect to those inferior persons, as they were still tenants with respect to the king, and, thus partaking of a middle nature, were called mesne, or middle, lords.
Página 604 - Without the consent of the adjoining proprietors, he cannot divert or diminish the quantity of water which would otherwise descend to the proprietors below, nor throw the water back upon the proprietors above, without a grant, or an uninterrupted enjoyment of twenty years, which is evidence of it.
Página 604 - Every proprietor of lands on the banks of a river,' says Kent, ' has naturally an equal right to the use of the water which flows in the stream adjacent to his lands, as it was wont to run (eurrere solebat) without diminution or alteration. No proprietor has a right to use the water to the prejudice of other proprietors above or below him, unless he has a prior right to divert it, or a title to some exclusive enjoyment. He has no property in the water itself, but a simple usufruct while...
Página 159 - But our law, to guard against fraud, gives the entire property, without any account, to him whose original dominion is invaded, and endeavored to be rendered uncertain without his own consent.
Página 628 - ... but that it rather falls within that principle, which gives to the owner of the soil all that lies beneath his surface; that the land immediately below is his property, whether it is solid rock, or porous ground, or venous earth, or part soil, part water; that the person who owns the surface may dig therein, and apply all that is there found to his own purposes at his free will and pleasure; and that if, in the exercise of such right, he intercepts or drains off the water collected from underground...
Página 217 - ... reserved to the defendants to move to enter a verdict for them, if the court should be of opinion that no property in the iron passed by the sale from Parker to the plaintiff.
Página 604 - This equality of right among all the proprietors on the same stream would have been incompatible with any extended diversion of the water by one proprietor, and its conveyance for mining purposes to points from which it could not be restored to the stream. But the government being the sole proprietor of all the public lands, whether bordering on streams or otherwise, there was no occasion for the application of the common law doctrine of riparian proprietorship with respect to the waters of those...

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