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acres action adm'r administrator aforesaid amount answer appellant appellee applied assigned Augusta county authority award bequest bill of exceptions bond Bouldin cause Circuit court claim commissioner commonwealth concurred Confederate constitution contract controversy counsel County court court of equity creditor currency debt deceased December declared decree deed defendant delivered the opinion depreciated currency devastavit dollars entitled error evidence ex'or execution executor fact Ferguson filed fund Gillespie Gratt heirs held Hustings court intended interest January Judge judgment June jury land larceny legatees legislature liability lien Lynchburg March ment paid parties payment plaintiff plaintiff in error possession principles prisoner purchase money question real estate received record referred reversed rule Septem'r sheriff Skinker Smyth county sold statute suit sureties Sutherlin taxes Term thereof tion tract trial trust usury verdict widow wife William Kenny witness words writ of error
Страница 9 - The question, whether a law be void for its repugnancy to the constitution, is, at all times, a question of much delicacy, which ought seldom, if ever, to be decided in the affirmative in a doubtful case.
Страница 873 - The general rule, therefore, is, that a lunatic or a person affected with insanity is admissible as a witness if he have sufficient understanding to apprehend the obligation of an oath, and to be capable of giving a correct account of the matters which he has seen or heard in reference to the questions at issue...
Страница 911 - Burglary is defined to be, a breaking and entering of the mansion-house of another in the night, with intent to commit some felony within the same, whether such felonious intent be executed or not.
Страница 364 - ... where an executor or administrator is a party, the other party shall not be permitted to testify in his own favor, unless the contract in issue was originally made with a person who is living and competent to testify, except as to such acts and contracts as have been done or made since the probate of the will or the appointment of the administrator.
Страница 759 - From the variety of cases relative to judgments being given in evidence in civil suits, these two deductions seem to follow as generally true: first, that the judgment of a court of concurrent jurisdiction, directly upon the point, is as a plea, a bar, or as evidence, conclusive, between the same parties, upon the same matter, directly in question in another court...
Страница 137 - ... a question of fact for the jury, and not of law for the court.
Страница 458 - Circuit court, and if the appellees desire it, a rule awarded against the purchaser to show cause why the sale should not be set aside, and such proceedings thereupon had as the case may require.
Страница 387 - So the giving up a suit or proceedings, instituted to try a question respecting which the law is doubtful, is a good consideration for a promise to pay a stipulated sum...
Страница 268 - The powers of the agent are, prima facie, coextensive with the business intrusted to his care, and will not be narrowed by limitations not communicated to the person with whom he deals. An insurance company, establishing a local agency, must be held responsible to the parties with whom they transact business for the acts and declarations of the agent, within the scope of his employment, as if they proceeded from the principal.