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Page 428 - that the laws of the several states, except where the Constitution, treaties or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States in cases where they apply.
Page 140 - Birmans acknowtein of jurisprudence is replete with sound morality, and, in my opinion, is distinguished above any other Hindoo commentary for perspicuity and good sense. It provides specifically for almost every species of crime that can be committed, and adds a copious chapter of precedents and decisions, to guide the inexperienced, in cases where there is doubt and difficulty.
Page 283 - Some of the springs, which have not been long open, form a mouth of eight or ten feet diameter. " The people carry the naphtha by troughs into pits or reservoirs, drawing it off from one to another, leaving in the first reservoir the water, or the heavier part with which it is mixed when it issues from the spring. It is unpleasant to the smell, and used mostly...
Page 434 - ... communication, have been devised to connect the separate and most distant objects with the principal, and to preserve through the whole a reciprocity of sight at the same time. Attention has been paid to the passing of those leading avenues over the most favorable ground for prospect and convenience.
Page 359 - Cook, •was formally taken possession of in the name of the king of Great Britain, 1770. On the close of the American, war, it being...
Page 124 - The people of this nation are well made, active, free, and easy in their motions, with stout limbs, although their strength is not to be compared to that of the northern inhabitants of Europe.
Page 574 - The soil in general is so rich as to require no manure ; it is a pure black mould, free from stones, and of a very tenacious unctuous nature. When left uncultivated, fissures have been observed, arising from extreme heat, of such depth that a spear of six fist could not reach the bottom.
Page 143 - European society admit; but in other respects women have just reason to complain of their treatment; they are considered as not belonging to the same scale of the nation as men, and even the law stamps a degrading distinction between the sexes ; the evidence of a woman is not received as of equal weight with that of a man ; and a woman is not suffered to ascend the Bteps of a court of justice, but is obliged to deliver her testimony on the outside of the roof.
Page 434 - The positions for the different Grand Edifices, and for the several Grand Squares or Areas of different shapes as they are laid down, were first determined on the most advantageous ground, commanding the most extensive prospects, and the better susceptible of such improvements as the various intents of the several objects may require.