Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volumen49

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D. Bottom, Superintendent of Public Print., 1893
Some vols. also contain reports of cases in the General Court of Virginia.

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Página 423 - This is surely only a jest put upon the jurisdiction of this court by the common lawyers; for when you go about to bind the lands and grant a sequestration to execute a decree, then they readily tell you that the authority of this court is only to regulate a man's conscience, and ought not to affect the estate, but that this court must...
Página 252 - We think, then, that there is no error in the decree of the circuit court for the district of...
Página 323 - That no will shall be valid unless it shall be in writing and executed in manner hereinafter mentioned ; (that is to say), it shall be signed at the foot or end thereof by the testator, or by some other person in his presence and by his direction; and such signature...
Página 676 - that whoever drew blood in the streets should be punished with the utmost severity,' did not extend to the surgeon who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street in a fit.
Página 25 - ... extend to proceedings in admiralty, it was a case for the original jurisdiction of the supreme court. It cannot be sustained as a suit prosecuted not against the state, but against the thing; because the thing was not in possession of the district court. "We are therefore of opinion that there is error in so much of the decree of the circuit court as directs that the said slaves...
Página 411 - Upon the authority of these cases, and of others which are to be found in the books, as well as upon general principles, this court is of opinion that, in a case of fraud, of trust, or of contract, the jurisdiction of a court of chancery is sustainable wherever the person be found, although lands not within the jurisdiction of that court may be affected by the decree.
Página 323 - And no will shall be valid unless it shall be in writing and executed in manner hereinafter mentioned; (that is to say) it shall be signed at the foot or end thereof by the testator, or by some other person in his presence and by his direction ; and such signature shall be made or acknowledged by the testator in the presence of two 'or more witnesses present at the same time; and such witnesses shall attest and subscribe the will in the presence of the testator, but no form of attestation shall be...
Página 316 - The object of the law can only be effectuated when the testator is so situated, both as to the will and the witnesses, that he may, if he choose, see both, in the act of attestation. And it is wholly immaterial whether the attestation be in the same room or in a different room.
Página 118 - It is indispensable for the plaintiff to go further, and to establish, by independent evidence, the extent of the balance due him, before there can arise any promise to pay it as a subsisting debt. The acknowledgment of the party, then, does not constitute the sole ground of the new implied promise, but it requires other intrinsic aid before it can possess legal certainty.
Página 314 - ... signed by the testator or by some one in his or her presence and by his or her direction, and attested by two or more credible witnesses.

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