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acres act of Assembly action Adm'r administrator admitted affirmed aforesaid answer appear appellant appellee attorney attorneys at law bill bond cause circumstances cited claim Clanton clause Coles Commissioners common law Commonwealth complainant considered contract convey conveyance County Court Court of Chancery Court of Equity creditor Daniel Payne death debt deceased declaration decree deed defendant demurrer devised District Court entitled escheated evidence Ex'r execution executor Fairfax Fairfax's Devisee favour fraud grant Gratt heirs Howell intention John Jones JUDGE FLEMING JUDGE ROANE JUDGE TUCKER judgment Jury Leigh ment monographic note Munf Northern Neck obligor opinion parties patent Patrick Ramsey payment Payne personal estate plaintiff plea plead possession principal prisoner proceedings proved purchaser Quære question record reversed rule S. E. Rep seisin Sheriff shew slaves statute Steptoe sufficient suit taken testator thereof tion verdict Walter Coles wife William witness words writ
Page 245 - Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ; " and also to an act, entitled. " An act, supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietor? of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 364 - And be it further enacted, that every will shall be construed, with reference to the real estate and personal estate comprised in it, to speak and take effect as if it had been executed immediately before the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Page 211 - ... perfectly consistent not only with justice and equity, but with that spirit of conciliation which on the return of the blessings of peace should universally prevail.
Page 212 - War ; and that no person shall on that account suffer any future loss or damage either in his person, liberty, or property ; and that those who may be in confinement on such charges at the time of the Ratification of the Treaty in America, shall be immediately set at liberty, and the prosecutions so commenced be discontinued.
Page 338 - a will is an instrument by which a person makes a disposition of. his property to take effect after his decease, and which is, in its own nature, ambulatory and revocable during his life.
Page 211 - Congress shall earnestly recommend it to the legislatures of the respective States, to provide for the restitution of all estates, rights, and properties which have been confiscated, belonging to real British subjects, and also of the estates, rights, and properties of persons resident in districts in the possession of His Majesty's arms, and who have not borne arms against the said United States. And that persons of any other description shall have free liberty to go to any...
Page 211 - ... now in possession the bona fide price, (where any has been given) which such persons may have paid on purchasing any of the said lands, rights or properties since the confiscation. And it is agreed that all persons who have any interest in confiscated lands, either by debts, marriage-settlements or otherwise, shall meet with no lawful impediment in the prosecution of their just rights.
Page 90 - That there shall be no future confiscations made, nor any prosecutions commenced against any person or persons for or by reason of the part which he or they may have taken in the present war, and that no person shall, on that account, suffer any future loss or damage, either in his person, liberty or property...
Page 59 - For it is a part of the liberties of England, and greatly for the safety of the subject, that the king may not enter upon or seize any man's possessions upon bare surmises without the intervention of a jury, (z) It is however particularly enacted by the statute 33 Hen.