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" that whoever drew blood in the streets should be punished with the utmost severity," was held after long debate not to extend to the surgeon, who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. But, lastly, the most universal and... "
Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ... - Page 2907
by United States. Congress - 1825
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...passage in it. who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. BUT, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and sfdrit of it ; or the cause which...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825
...surgeon • who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. BUT, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which...
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Civil Code of the State of Louisiana

Louisiana - Civics - 1825 - 714 pages
...what is clear in one statute may be called in aid to explain what is doubtful in another. ART. 18. — The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it) or the cause...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

William Blackstone - 1825
...the surgeon who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. BUT, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 6

Louisiana. Supreme Court, Branch Walthus Miller, Thomas Curry - Law reports, digests, etc - 1834
...most universal and the most effectual way oi discoverthe true meaning of a law, where its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it or the cause which induced the legislature to enact it." This part of the Code would be applicable, if the expressions...
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The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States ..., Volume 2

Joseph Gales - United States - 1834
...last mentioned rule relates to the spirit and reason of the law, and the Judge is of opinion " that the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, Is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 1

William Blackstone - Law - 1836
...the surgeon who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is, by considering the reason and spirit of it; or the cause which...
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The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of ..., Volume 2

Jonathan Elliot - Constitutional law - 1836
...last rule mentioned relates to the spirit and reason of the law; and the judge is of opinion " that the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it — of the cause which...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books; with an ..., Volume 1

William Blackstone - Great Britain - 1838
...*5. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of disco- [*61] vering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. (13) For when this reason ceases, the law itself ought likewise...
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The Rights of Persons, According to the Text of Blackstone: Incorporating ...

William Blackstone, James Stewart - Civil rights - 1839 - 532 pages
...universal and effectual way of reason and . , . /• iii •pint. discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. For when this reason ceases, the law itself ought likewise...
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