Commentaries on American Law, Volume 3

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Little, Brown, 1858
 

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Página 570 - is the language of the law. Though he may use the water while it runs over his land, he cannot unreasonably detain it, or give it another direction, and he must return it to its ordinary channel when it leaves his estate.
Página 548 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other States that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Página 501 - The Council established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, ruling, ordering and Governing of New England in America" and to them and their Successors grants all the lands, &c., Viz.
Página 569 - ... solebat), without diminution or alteration. No proprietor has a right to use the water to the prejudice of other proprietors, above or below him, unless he has a prior right to divert it, or a title to some exclusive enjoyment. He has no property in the water itself, but a simple usufruct...
Página 488 - The people of this State, in their right of sovereignty, are deemed to possess the original and ultimate property in and to all lands within the jurisdiction of the State...
Página 470 - IT shall be lawful for any married Woman, by herself, and in her name, Or in the name of any third person, with his assenf, as her trustee, to cause to be insured, for her sole use, the life of her husband...
Página 503 - And whereas it is just and reasonable, and essential to our interest, and the security of our colonies, that the several nations or tribes of Indians with whom we are connected, and •who live under our protection, should not be molested or disturbed in the possession of such parts of our dominions and territories as, not having been ceded to, or purchased by us, are reserved to them, or any of them, as their hunting grounds...
Página 242 - That all pilots in the bays, inlets, rivers, harbors, and ports of the United States shall continue to be regulated in conformity with the existing laws of the states, respectively, wherein such pilots may be, or with such laws as the states may respectively hereafter enact for the purpose, until further legislative provision shall be made by Congress.
Página 373 - The special facts, upon which the contingent chance is to be computed, lie most commonly in the knowledge of the insured only: the underwriter trusts to his representation, and proceeds upon confidence that he does not keep back any circumstance...
Página 312 - When STEAM VESSELS on different courses must unavoidably or necessarily cross so near that by continuing their respective courses, there would be a risk of coming in Collision, each Vessel shall put her HELM TO PORT, so as always to pass on the LARBOARD side of each other. A STEAM VESSEL passing another in a narrow Channel, must always leave the Vessel she is passing on the LARBOARD hand.

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