The Life and Times of Col. James Fisk, Jr: Being a Full and Impartial Account of the Remarkable Career of a Most Remarkable Man

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New York book Company, 1872 - Capitalists and financiers - 504 pages

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Page 471 - Signed, sealed published and declared by the above named James Miller to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.
Page 471 - In the name of God, Amen : I, Sarah M. Cottrell, of the Town of Scott in the County of Cortland and State of New York, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and declare this my last Will and Testament...
Page 172 - ... environed by a narrow paved yard, hemmed in by high walls duly spiked at top. Itself a close and confined prison for debtors, it contained within it a much closer and more confined jail for smugglers. Offenders against the revenue laws, and defaulters to excise or customs, who had incurred fines which they were unable to pay, were supposed to be incarcerated behind an iron-plated door, closing up a second prison, consisting of a strong cell or two, and a blind alley some yard and a half wide,...
Page 280 - I told him I didn't want to be quiet. I had no desire to ever be quiet again, and probably never should be quiet again. He says, 'But, my dear sir, you will lose your reason.
Page 245 - I took the ground that the government ought to let gold alone, and let it find its commercial level ; that, as a matter of fact, it ought to facilitate an upward movement of gold in the fall.
Page 166 - Nothing so audacious, nothing more gigantic in the way of swindling has ever been perpetrated in this country and yet it may be that Mr. Fisk and his associates have done nothing that they cannot legally justify, at least in the New York Courts, several of which they seem wholly to own.
Page 142 - Whoever shall violate any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction...
Page 238 - ... the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing." That they behaved with scrupulous uprightness in the progress of the cause, and used no unfair means to reach the ends of justice, is a proposition which will not be denied unless by some who think that it is wrong in all circumstances to take out an ex parte injunction. Certainly the law which allows this mode of proceeding is entitled to no commendation. But while it is in full force it may be used for a proper purpose with a safe conscience....
Page 230 - Finally, costs were decreed to the Ramsey Board of Directors, and a reference was made to Samuel L. Selden, late a Judge of the Court of Appeals, to ascertain and report a proper extra allowance in the case, and to which of the defendants it was to be paid.
Page 86 - ... 4. That the said Directors, other than the said Work, be enjoined and restrained from refusing or neglecting to continue in the performance of their proper functions as such, until the further order of this Court ; and in case of disobedience to this order, they will be liable to the punishment therefor prescribed by law.

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