The York Legal Record, Volume 4

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York Legal Record Print, 1884 - Law
A record of cases argued and determined in the various courts of York County; together with reports and abstracts of the most important cases adjudicated throughout the Commonwealth (varies slightly).

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Page 18 - And be it further enacted, that every will shall be construed, with reference to the real estate and personal estate comprised in it, to speak and take effect as if it had been executed immediately before the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Page 18 - ... no estate, real or personal, shall hereafter be bequeathed, devised, or conveyed to any body politic, or to any person, in trust for religious or charitable uses, except the same be done by deed or will, attested by two credible, and, at the...
Page 168 - A riot is where three or more actually do an unlawful act of violence, either with or without a common cause or quarrel : as if they beat a man ; or hunt and kill game in another's park, chase, warren, or liberty ; or do any other unlawful act, with force and violence; or even do a lawful act, as removing a nuisance, in a violent and tumultuous manner.
Page 178 - The people shall be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and possessions, from unreasonable searches and seizures ; and no warrant to search any place, or to seize any person or things, shall issue, without describing them as nearly as may be, nor without probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, subscribed to by the affiant.
Page 15 - ... personal, or mixed, of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath, and dispose thereof in the manner following, to wit : Imprimis. My will is, that all my just debts and funeral charges shall, by my executors hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate, as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient.
Page 62 - ... of its terms. No . room is left for judicial construction or interpretation. It says a will must be signed at the end thereof, and that's the end of it. We are of opinion that this paper was not a will within the meaning of the act of 1833, and that it was error to admit it to probate. The decree is reversed, at the costs of the appellee, and it is ordered that the letters of administration cum testamento be revoked, and the probate of the will vacated.
Page 109 - ... it shall be the duty of the prothonotary of any court of record within this commonwealth, on the application of any person being the original holder [or assignee of such holder] of a note, bond, or other instrument of writing in which judgment is confessed, or containing a warrant for an attorney at law or other person to confess judgment...
Page 79 - Every law that makes an action done before the passing of the law, and which was innocent when done, criminal; and punishes such action.
Page 148 - It is now well recognized as a general rule, that when a stipulation or an exception to a policy of insurance emanating from the insurers, is capable of two meanings, the one is to be adopted which is most favorable to the insured.
Page 50 - Dec. 236, which was an action of ejectment, certain questions of fact had been submitted to the jury, who found a verdict for the plaintiff. The defendant moved for a new trial on the ground that the...

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