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Página 450 - It is very true that a corporation can have no legal existence out of the boundaries of the sovereignty by which it is created. It exists only in contemplation of law, and by force of the law ; and where that law ceases to operate, and is no longer obligatory, the corporation can have no existence. It must dwell in the place of its creation, and cannot migrate to another sovereignty.
Página 450 - A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law. it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence.
Página 437 - An act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam...
Página 255 - The sober people of America are weary of the fluctuating policy which has directed the public councils. They have seen with regret and with indignation that sudden changes and legislative interferences in cases affecting personal rights become jobs in the hands of enterprising and influential speculators, and snares to the more industrious and less informed part of the community.
Página 24 - Till subdued by age and illness, his conversation was more brilliant and instructive than that of any human being I ever had the good fortune to be acquainted with. His memory (vast and prodigious as it was) he so managed as to make it a source of pleasure and instruction, rather than that dreadful engine of colloquial oppression into which it is sometimes erected.
Página 165 - Benjamin, that a contract for the sale of goods to be delivered at a future day is valid, even though the seller has not the goods nor any other means of getting them than to go into the market and buy them...
Página 444 - ... which proposes only to regulate the mode of proceeding in suits does not divest the public of any right, does not violate any principle of public policy, but, on the contrary, makes provisions, in accordance with the policy which the government has indicated by many acts of previous legislation, to conform to state laws in giving to persons imprisoned under their execution the privilege of jail limits...
Página 199 - ... it is too late to object to the jurisdiction of the Court, on the ground that the plaintiff has an adequate remedy at law, which he might have pursued.
Página 161 - Chamber, that the mere circumstance of juxtaposition does not render it necessary for a person who pulls down a wall to give notice of his intention to the owner of an adjoining wall.
Página 144 - Courts of Law are obliged in cases of this kind to depart from the ordinary rules of evidence ; as it would be impossible to establish descents according to the strict rules, by which contracts are established, and subjects of property regulated ; requiring the facts from the mouth of the witness, who has the knowledge of them. In cases of pedigree therefore recourse is had to a secondary sort of evidence : the best the nature of the subject will admit ; establishing the descent from the only sources,...