Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee, Volume 1

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Page 514 - 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 52 - Hence, in organizing this rebellion, they have acted as States claiming to be Sovereign over all persons and property within their respective limits, and asserting a right to absolve their citizens from their allegiance to the Federal Government.
Page 717 - Story says, if the mistake is made out of proofs entirely satisfactory, equity will reform the contract so as to make it conform to the precise intent of the parties; but if the proofs are doubtful and unsatisfactory, and the mistake is not made entirely plain, equity will withhold relief, upon the ground that the written paper ought to be treated as a full and correct expression of the intent, until the contrary is established beyond reasonable controversy.
Page 269 - Without considering any of the other questions which have been argued, we reverse the judgment and Remand the cause for a new trial.
Page 121 - They bore, indeed, this character upon their face, for they were made payable -after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States of America.
Page 716 - ... violates the manifest intention of the parties to the agreement, equity will correct the mistake so as to produce a conformity of the instrument to the agreement.
Page 134 - Contracts stipulating for payments in this currency cannot be regarded for that reason only as made in aid of the foreign invasion in the one case, or of the domestic insurrection in the other. They have no necessary relations to the hostile government, whether invading or insurgent. They are transactions in the ordinary course of civil society, and, though they may indirectly and remotely promote the ends of the unlawful government, are without blame, except when proved to have been entered into...
Page 134 - ... insurgent. They are transactions in the ordinary course of civil society, and, though they may indirectly and remotely promote the ends of the unlawful government, are without blame, except when proved to have been entered into with actual intent to further invasion or insurrection. We cannot doubt that such contracts should be enforced in the courts of the United States, after the restoration of peace, to the extent of their just obligation.
Page 58 - The United States acknowledge and protect, in hostile countries occupied by them, religion and morality ; strictly private property ; the persons of the inhabitants, especially those of women ; and the sacredness of domestic relations. Offences to the contrary shall be rigorously punished.
Page 691 - ... and reverence ever after. They who protected the weakness of our infancy are entitled to our protection in the iiiflrmity of their age.

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