Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature and in the Court for the Trial of Impeachments and Correction of Errors in the State of New-York, Volume 20

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Page 68 - Hammond the elder surrendered the reversion of the premises in question, dependant on his mother's free-bench, " to the use of himself for life, and after his decease to the use of...
Page 500 - Lest the firm peace and friendship now established should be interrupted by the misconduct of individuals, the United States and Six Nations agree, that for injuries done by individuals, on either side, no private revenge or retaliation shall take place ; but instead thereof, complaint shall be made by the party injured to the other: by the Six Nations or any of them to the President of the United States, or the Superintendent by him appointed : and by the Superintendent, or other person...
Page 29 - One reason which weighs with me is, its being a mixed case, between enjoying the profits of the land, and carrying on a species of trade ; and in considering it in this light, it comes very near the instances in brewhouses, &c., of furnaces and coppers.
Page 39 - ... all actions of debt grounded upon any lending or contract, without specialty, and all actions of debt for arrearages of rent, shall be commenced and sued within six years next after the cause of such action or suit, and not after.
Page 348 - Lexicographers generally define 'office' to mean public employment, and I apprehend Its legal meaning to be an employment on behalf of the government In any station or public trust, not merely transient, occasional, or Incidental.
Page 232 - Resolved, that all persons abiding within any of the United Colonies. and deriving protection from the laws of the same, owe allegiance to the said laws, and are members of such colony...
Page 453 - The holder of a bill of exchange, or promissory note, is not to be considered in the light of an assignee of the payee. An assignee must take the thing assigned, subject to all the equity to which the original party was subject. If this rule applied to bills and promissory notes, it would stop their currency.
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Page 475 - ... for all debts which shall be due and owing by the company at the time of its dissolution, the persons then composing such company shall be individually responsible to the extent of their respective shares of stock in the said company, and no further...
Page 325 - April, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, which have not since expired, or been repealed or altered, and such acts of the legislature of this state as are now in force, shall be and continue the law of this state, subject to such alterations as the legislature shall make concerning the same...

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