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" 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... "
Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the United ... - Page 207
by United States. Supreme Court - 1882
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 4

United States. Supreme Court, Henry Wheaton - Law reports, digests, etc - 1819
...18i9. the act of incorporation ? Let this subject be -*"^^v"^fc' dered. Dartmouth . . . . ... College A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of b. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses oaly those properties which the charter of its creation...
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Report of the Joint Committee of Both Houses of the General Assembly of Ohio ...

Ohio. General Assembly. Joint Committee on the Communication of the Auditor of State - Banks and banking - 1821 - 64 pages
...to be instituted. " A corporation," says chief justice Marshal), id the case of Dartmouth College, " is an artificial "being; invisible, intangible, and...its creation confers upon it, either " expressly, or as incidental to its very existence. "These are such as are supposed best calculated " to effect...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 9; Volume 22

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1824
...character of a bank, con- "^Y^* ^ . • it Us&orn stituted by individual stockholders. Its rights and T. privileges, its liabilities and disabilities, are...of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its existence. These are such as arc supposed best calculated to effect the object...
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 6; Volume 24

Law - 1843
...corporation is considered an artificial being, existing only in contemplation of law ; and being a mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties...of its creation confers upon it, either expressly or as incidental to its very existence. Corporations created by statute must depend for their powers,...
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The Writings of John Marshall, Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ...

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1839 - 728 pages
...members of the civil government. Is it from the act of incorporation ? Let this subject be considered. A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible,...of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence. These are such as are supposed best calculated to effect the...
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An Argument, in Favor of the Constitutionality of the General Banking Law of ...

Samuel Alfred Foot - Banking law - 1839 - 101 pages
...on the principles and true nature of things, speaks of this feature of a corporation in this way : " A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible,...which the charter of its creation confers upon it. * . * * Among the most important are immortality, and, if the expression may be allowed, individuality;...
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A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States ...

John Bouvier - Anglo-Norman dialect - 1843 - 1512 pages
...Dartmouth College against Woodward, 4 Wheat. Rep. 636, Chief Justice Marshall describes a corporation to be "an artificial being, invisible, intangible and existing...contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law," continues the judge, " it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 2; Volume 43

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1844
...assert no new principle. In t ic case of Dartmouth College f. Woodward^ 4 Wheat. 636, this court says, " a corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible,...of its creation confers upon it, either expressly or as incidental to its very existence. These are such as were supposed best calculated to effect the...
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A Treatise on the Law of Private Corporations Aggregate

Joseph Kinnicut Angell, Samuel Ames - Business enterprises - 1846 - 795 pages
...the celebrated case of Dartmouth College v. Woodward : t " A corporation," says the Chief Justice, " is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and...of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence. These are such as are supposed best calculated to effect the...
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 15

Commerce - 1846
...which are entitled to more weight. We are informed that a corporation possesses only those powers or properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, oras incidental to its very existence. — Dartmouth College vs. Woodward. The incidental or implied...
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