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Page xli - 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.
Page 257 - The laws of God and man both give the party an opportunity to make his defence, if he has any. I remember to have heard it observed by a very learned man, upon such an occasion, that even God himself did not pass sentence upon Adam before he was called upon to make his defence. "Adam" (says God), "where art thou? Hast thou not eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?" And the same question was put to Eve also.
Page xli - Among the most important are immortality, and, if the expression may be allowed, individuality; properties by which a perpetual succession of many persons are considered as the same, and may act as a single individual.
Page 81 - ... intimidation upon or against any person, in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain from voting...
Page 301 - Railways and railway stocks, mortgages and other debts due by railway companies. 7. Military roads. 8. Custom houses, post offices and all other public buildings except such as the government of Canada appropriate for the use of the provincial Legislatures and governments.
Page 213 - It is a doctrine not to be tolerated in this country, that a municipal corporation, without any general laws either of the city or of the State, within which a given structure can be shown to be a nuisance, can, by its mere declaration that it is one, subject it to removal by any person supposed to be aggrieved, or even by the city itself. This would place every house, every business, and all the property of the city, at the uncontrolled will of the temporary local authorities.
Page 319 - ... shall be allowed such sum as may have been necessarily paid out, or contracted to be paid, for the relief or support of such...
Page 171 - ... of such summons having been served upon such person, either personally or by leaving the same for him with some person at his last or most usual place of abode...