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" It is a familiar canon of construction that a thing which is within the intention of the makers of a statute is as much within the statute as if it were within the letter; and a thing which is within the letter of the statute is not within the statute... "
The New-York Legal Observer - Page 289
edited by - 1849
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 94

History - 1853
...In Bacon's Abridgement, title " Statute," it is said that " a thing which is within the letter of a statute is not within the statute unless it be within the intention of the makers." And, again, " the construction to be put upon a statute is that which best answers the intention of...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of North ..., Volume 4

North Carolina. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1828
...much within the statute, as if it were within the letter; and a thing which is within the letter of a statute, is not within the statute, unless it be within the intention of the makers. (Vac. Mr. tit. Statutes.) The latter rule applies forcibly to the cases where the Court is required...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of ..., Volume 30

New Jersey. Court of Chancery - Law reports, digests, etc - 1879
...best answer the intention which the makers had in view ; and a thing which is within the letter of a statute, is not within the statute unless it be within the intention of the makers. And a statute will sometimes receive such equitable construction as is contrary to the letter. These...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's ..., Volume 3

Great Britain. Court of King's Bench - Law reports, digests, etc - 1833
...within it, must not only be within the literal sense of the enacting words, but within the intent. A thing which is within the letter of the statute is not within the statute, unless it be within the intent of the maker; Bacon Mr. tit Statutel. 5.; Bridger v. Eidiardsan (a) ; and the construction ought...
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Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Volume 56, Issues 1-2

New York (State). Legislature. Assembly - New York (State) - 1833
...answer the intention which the makers had in view; and that a thing which is within the letter of a statute, is not within the statute, unless it be within the intention of the makers. The $54,000, which in the former report was added to the annual average amount of tickets which the...
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The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India ...

Asia - 1833
...drive the cattle into the county where the manor lies ; so that a thing which is within the letter is not within the statute, unless it be within the intention of the framers. Upon the whole of this case, seeing that by the mercantile law one partner of a mercantile...
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Report of the Copy-right Case of Wheaton V. Peters: Decided in the Supreme ...

Henry Wheaton - Copyright - 1834 - 176 pages
...as may be agreeable to the rules of the common law." (76.) " A thing which is within the letter of a statute, is not within the statute, unless it be within the intention of the makers." (76. pi. 5.) " A statute ought sometimes to have such equitable construction, as is contrary to the...
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Journal of the House of Representatives of the ... Legislative Assembly of ...

Wisconsin. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives - Legislative journals - 1843
...intention tf the makers of a statute, is as much within the statute as if it were within the let ter ; and a thing which is within the letter of the statute...statute, unless it be within the intention of the makers. And such construction ought to be put upon it, as does not suffer it to he eluded." These views are...
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Journal of the House of Representatives of the ... Legislative Assembly of ...

Wisconsin. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives - Legislative journals - 1844
...intention of the makers of a statute, is as much within the statute as if it were within the Idler, -and a thing which is within the letter of the statute...statute, unless it be within the intention of the makers. And such construction ought to be put upon it, as does not suffer it to be eluded." These views are...
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Notes of Cases in the Ecclesiastical & Maritime Courts ..., Issue 70, Volume 3

Great Britain. Courts - Ecclesiastical law - 1845
...object would be defeated if the term should have several meanings. A thing may be in the letter, but is not within the Statute, unless it be within the intention of the makers. ll A mass of stone, weighing more than two tons, and immovable, is not within the meaning of the Rubric....
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