Commentaries on Colonial and Foreign Laws Generally: And in Their Conflict with Each Other, and with the Law of England

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Saunders and Benning, law booksellers, 1838
 

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Pagina xxxii - But this must be understood with very many and very great restrictions. Such colonists carry with them only so much of the English law as is applicable to their own situation and the condition of an infant colony ; such for instance as the general rules of inheritance and of protection from personal injuries.
Pagina 728 - The children of persons who have been duly naturalized under any law of the United States, or who, previous to the passing of any law on that subject, by the Government of the United States...
Pagina 703 - For it is a principle of universal law, that the natural-born subject of one prince cannot by any act of his own, no, not by swearing allegiance to another, put off or discharge his natural allegiance to the former : for this natural allegiance was intrinsic, and primitive, and antecedent to the other; and cannot be devested without the concurrent act of that prince to whom it was first due.
Pagina 553 - ... upon any contract or sale of lands, tenements or hereditaments, or any interest in or concerning them...
Pagina 728 - States, under the laws thereof, being under the age of twenty-one years, at the time of their parents being so naturalized or admitted to the rights of. citizenship, shall, if dwelling in the United States, be considered as citizens of the United States...
Pagina 709 - That after the said limitation shall take effect as aforesaid, no person born out of the kingdoms of England, Scotland or Ireland or the dominions thereunto belonging (although he be naturalized or made a denizen, except such as are born of English parents) shall be capable to be of the privy council, or a member of either house of parliament...
Pagina xxxi - That if there be a new and uninhabited country found out by English subjects, as the law is the birthright of every subject, so, wherever they go, they carry their laws with them, and therefore such new found country is to be governed by the laws of England...
Pagina lxv - Majesty's Court of King's Bench at Westminster; and that every Person disobeying any such Writ so to be issued by the said President shall be considered as in Contempt of the said Judicial Committee, and shall also be liable to such and the same Penalties and Consequences as if such Writ had issued out of the said Court of King's Bench, and may be sued for such Penalties in the said Court.
Pagina 201 - By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband...
Pagina 547 - That, where a husband shall devise any land out of which his widow would be entitled to dower if the same were not so devised, or any estate or interest therein, to or for the benefit of his widow, such widow shall not be entitled to dower out of or in any land of her said husband, unless a contrary intention shall be declared by his will.

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