A Full and Arranged Digest of the Decisions in Common Law, Equity, and Admiralty, of the Courts of the United States: From the Oganization of the Government in 1789 to 1847, in the Supreme, Circuit, District and Admiralty Courts; Reported in Dallas, Cranch, Wheaton, Peters, and Howard's Supreme Court Reports; in Gallison, Mason, Paine, Peters, Washington, Wallace, Sumner, Story, Baldwin, Brockenbrough, and M'Lean's Circuit Court Reports; and in Bees, Ware, Peters, and Gilpin's District and Admiralty Reports, Volume 1

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Contents

Action of ejectment
65
Pleadings
66
Evidence
67
Action of trespass for mesne profits
68
ADJUDICATION
69
07
72
LIMITATION OF ACTIONS YAOU
74
Admiralty jurisdiction in cases of capture and prize
75
Admiralty jurisdiction in cases of salvage
77
Who may be salvors
80
Forfeiture of right or claim to salvage
81
Admiralty jurisdiction in claims for seamens wages
83
INTERNAL REVENUE
88
Loss suspension and reduction of seamens wages by capture detention or wreck
89
When seamen forfeit their wages
91
Jurisdiction in cases of informationsRevenue seizures Forfeitures
93
ADMIRALTY PRACTICE
94
Libel and proceedings
97
EvidenceFurther proofCommission to take testimony
99
DecreeCondemnation
102
Appeal
103
Criminal jurisdiction of the admiralty
104
ADMINISTRATION OF ASSETS
106
ADVANCEMENT
107
AFFIDAVIT
110
AFRICANS OF THE AMISTAD
111
AGENT AND PRINCIPAL
112
What acts of an agent bind the principal
116
Responsibility of agents to principals
118
Agents witnesses for or against principals
122
Parol evidence in actions on agreements in writing
130
Parol agreements
131
Specific performance of agreements
132
Actions and remedies in agreements
134
Damages for nonperformance of agreements
135
ALABAMA
136
ALEXANDRIA IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
137
ALLEGATIONS IN A LIBEL OR IN INFORMATIONS AND INDICTMENTS
143
AMENDMENTS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
149
APPEARANCE
168
ARBITREMENT AND AWARD
174
LANDLORD AND TENANT
175
ARREST OF JUDGMENT
180
LEAD MINES
185
ATTACHMENT
194
LIABILITY OF THE REAL ESTATE OF A DECEASED PERSON FOR THE
196
AUCTIONEER
203
BAILMENT
212
General principles of the law of limitation of actions in the state of Louisiana
218
BANK OF WASHINGTON
220
BASTARDY AND ILLEGITIMACY
228
BILLS OF EXCHANGE AND PROMISSORY NOTES PAGZ
231
LOCATOR
232
MANDATE
242
BILL OF INTERPLEADER See Chancery Vol I 285
247
MARINERS WAGES
248
MARITIME CONTRACTS See Bottomry Vol I 259 Hypothecation Vol II 12
258
MARRIAGE
262
BOUNDARY OF LAND
265
MARSHALS DEED
268
CAPTURE
271
MATE OF A VESSEL
276
MILITIA
282
CERTIORARI
284
MONEY IN COURT
288
MOTION
294
NEW HAMPSHIRE
302
NOLLE PROSEQUI
308
NUL TIEL RECORD
315
NEXT OF KIN
316
OLIVER EVANS
322
PAROL AGREEMENTS
328
Injunction
333
PARTIES IN CIVIL AND ADMIRALTY CAUSES
334
CHARGE OF THE COURT TO A JURY
339
PARTITION
342
CHARTER OF A SHIP OR VESSEL
345
PASSENGER LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES
351
CITATION ON APPEAL OR WRIT OF ERROR
352
COLLISION
361
PATENTS FOR USEFUL INVENTIONS PASS
364
COMMISSION
367
CONSTRUCTION OF BONDS AND WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS
417
CONSTRUCTION OF STATUTES
418
POSTPONEMENT OF A CAUSE See Continuance of a Cause Vol I 421
424
CONSTRUCTION OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES
427
KING OF SPAIN 136
431
CONTRACTS
433
PRACTICE PAGI
438
COPY
440
VOLUME II
442
CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON
452
VERDICT 715
461
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
467
HABEAS CORPUS 3
469
PRIORITY OR PREFERENCE OF PAYMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
476
PRIVATEER
483
ALLEGED RIGHT OF SEARCH
492
PROBATE COURT
498
COUNTY
499
PROHIBITION
505
PROSECUTION
516
CRIMINAL LAW
517
PUBLIC GRANTS
524
Damages in actions on patents Vor l 2
528
PUBLIC MONEY
532
PURCHASER
533
DECLARATION OF WAR
538
RECOGNIZANCE
539
DEEDS POLL
545
REHEARING
546
HABERE FACIAS POSSESSIONEM 4
554
REMAINDER
555
RETROSPECTIVE LAWS
561
HEADS OF THE PUBLIC DEPARTMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT 5
563
ROBBING THE MAIL OF THE UNITED STATES
567
DISCOUNT
572
SALE OF A STRANDED VESSEL BY THE MASTER
578
HIGH SEAS 8
580
DOMICIL See Commercial Domicil Vol I 363
585
SEAMENS WAGES
587
SEQUESTRATION See Confiscation and Sequestration Vol I 382
593
EJECTMENT See Action of Ejectment Vol I 65
594
ELEGIT
595
SHIPPING
599
ENROLLED AND LICENSED VESSELS
600
EPISCOPAL CHURCH See Church of England Vol I 350
607
SLAVERY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
610
SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE See Chancery Vol I 285
616
ERROR AND WRIT OF ERROR
620
ESCROW
633
STATUTE OF FRAUDS
637
STAY OF PROCEEDINGS
643
SURETY
660
SURVEY OF LANDS
665
TENANT
671
TIME
677
TREASON 083
686
TRESPASS
698
TRUST AND TRUSTEE
704
sea damage
711
VARIANCE See Pleading Vol II 391
714
VERMONT
717
EXECUTORY DEVISE
719
ILLEGAL CONSIDERATION 16
722
VOLUNTARY BOND
723
EXPATRIATION
729
FACTOR
732
FALSE IMPRISONMENT
738
FINAL JUDGMENTS FROM WHICH WRITS OF ERROR WILL LIE
744
APPENDIX No I
745
ILLINOIS LAND TITLES 21
750
APPENDIX No II
759
FORECLOSURE OF A MORTGAGE
759
FORFEITURE
764
INDICTMENT 30
765
Remission and distribution of the proceeds of forfeitures
771
INFORMER 37
772
FOREIGN BILLS OF EXCHANGE
779
FRAUDULENT CONVEYANCE
785
FREIGHT
793
FURTHER PROOF IN ADMIRALTY AND PRIZE CAUSES
801
GEORGIA LAND TITLES
807
GUARANTY
814

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Page 165 - States, and the decision is in favor of such their validity, or where is drawn in question the construction of any clause of the constitution, or of a treaty, or statute of, or commission held under the United States, and the decision is against the title, right, privilege or exemption specially set up or claimed by either party, under such clause of the said Constitution, treaty, statute or commission...
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Page 397 - As men whose intentions require no concealment generally employ the words which most directly and aptly express the ideas they intend to convey, the enlightened patriots who framed our constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said.
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Page 199 - The testimony of any witness may be taken in any civil cause depending in a district or circuit court by deposition de bene esse, when the witness lives at a greater distance from the place of trial than one hundred miles...
Page 105 - That, though penal laws are to be construed strictly, they are not to be construed so strictly as to defeat the obvious intention of the legislature.
Page 216 - The government of the Union, then (whatever may be the influence of this fact on the case), is emphatically and truly a government of the people. In form and in substance it emanates from them. Its powers are granted by them, and are to be exercised directly on them, and for their benefit.
Page 371 - It is clear, there can be no common law of the United States. The federal government is composed of twenty-four sovereign and independent states; each of which may have its local usages, customs and common law. There is no principle which pervades the Union and has the authority of law, that is not embodied in the constitution or laws of the Union.
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