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Página 71 - All the laws which have heretofore been adopted, used, and approved in the Province, Colony, or State of Massachusetts Bay, and usually practised on in the courts of law...
Página 305 - No mortgage of personal property hereafter made shall be valid against any other person than the parties thereto, unless possession of the mortgaged property be delivered to and retained by the mortgagee, or unless the mortgage be recorded by the clerk of the town where the mortgagor resides.
Página 50 - Still, if the other party have derived any benefit from his labour, it would be 'unjust to allow him to retain that without paying anything. The law, therefore, implies a promise on his part to pay such a remuneration as the benefit conferred upon him is reasonably worth, and, to recover that quantum of remuneration, an action of indebitatus assumpsit is maintainable.
Página 386 - ... agreement upon which such action shall be brought, or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing and signed by the party to be charged therewith...
Página 70 - But here a very natural, and very material, question arises: how are these customs or maxims to be known, and by whom is their validity to be determined? The answer is, by the judges in the several courts of justice. They are the depositaries of the laws; . the living oracles, who must decide in all cases of doubt, and who are bound by an oath to decide according to the law of the land.
Página 36 - ... who shall hold their office for one year and until others are chosen in their places.
Página 104 - In damages to the extent of such injury to the person or corporation so injured; and any railroad corporation shall have an insurable interest in the property for which it may be so held responsible in damages along its route, and may procure insurance thereon in its own behalf.
Página 75 - The answer is, by the judges in the several courts of justice. They are the depositaries of the laws; the living oracles, who must decide in all cases of doubt, and who are bound by an oath to decide according to the law of the land. Their knowledge of that law is derived from experience and study . . . and from being long personally accustomed to the judicial decisions of their predecessors.