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" that whoever drew blood in the streets should be punished with the utmost severity," was held after long debate not to extend to the surgeon, who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit. 5. But, lastly, the most universal and... "
Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ... - Page 2907
by United States. Congress - 1825
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In the Order, and Compiled from the ...

William Blackstone, John Bethune Bayly - Law - 1840 - 700 pages
...to extend to a surgeon who opened the vein of a person that fell down in the street with a fit But the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; as in an instance...
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Remarks on the Constitution and Practice of Courts Martial: With a Summary ...

Thomas Frederick Simmons - Courts-martial and courts of inquiry - 1843 - 648 pages
...and »ni1 i«*«rdint to * ' - iti'jfct matter. effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it.1 Meaning of writings. Cnplrs of Original documents suffice...
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A Journal of the Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the ...

Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives - Florida - 1848
...subject matter, the effects and consequences, or the spirit and reason of the law." Again, be says : " The most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which...
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Report of the Proceedings and Evidence in the Arbitration Between the King ...

Hawaii. Office of the Attorney General - Arbitration and award - 1846 - 671 pages
...passage ; for they are among the motives. Blackstone says, vol. I, p. 61, " When the words are dubious, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which moved the legislature to enact...
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Papers on Slavery, Rebellion, Etc

Joel Parker - 1856
...if literally understood, we must a little deviate from the received sense of them." 5. " But lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Application of ...

Theodore Sedgwick - Constitutional history - 1857 - 712 pages
...I., p. 60.) 5. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering 4ho true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which moved the legislator to enact it. (Vol. I., p. 61.) There are three points to be considered in...
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A Treatise on the Rules which Govern the Interpretation and Application of ...

Theodore Sedgwick - Constitutional history - 1857 - 712 pages
...understood, we must a little deviate from the received sense of them. (Vol. I., p. 60.) 5. But, lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the pause which...
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The American Citizen: His rights and duties, according to the spirit of the ...

John Henry Hopkins - 1857
...if literally understood, we must a little deviate from the received sense of them. 5. " But lastly, the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it ; or the cause which...
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Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress, Thomas Hart Benton - Law - 1857
...last mentioned rule relates to the spirit and reason of the law, and the Judge is of opinion "that the most universal and effectual way of discovering the true meaning of a law, when the words are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which...
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The Civil Code of the Hawaiian Islands, Passed in the Year of Our Lord, 1859 ...

Hawaii - Civil law - 1859 - 555 pages
...12. One of the most effectual ways of discovering the true ' meaning of a law, when its expressions are dubious, is by considering the reason and spirit of it, or the cause which induced the Legislature to enact it. SECTION 13. When the words of a law are ambiguous, every...
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