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

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Page 356 - Spanish government, to an actual settler on the lands so granted, for himself and for his wife and family; or to make null and void any bona-fide act or proceeding done by an actual settler, agreeably to the laws, usages, and customs of the Spanish government...
Page 261 - Testament, and the committing the administration of all and singular the goods, chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said deceased...
Page 283 - But it is not on slight implication and vague conjecture that the legislature is to be pronounced to have transcended its powers, and its acts to be considered as void. The opposition between the constitution and the law should be such that the judge feels a clear and strong conviction of their incompatibility with each other.
Page 347 - The judiciary is not that department of the government, to which the assertion of its interests against foreign powers is confided ; and its duty commonly is to decide upon individual rights, according to those principles which the political departments of the nation have established. If the course of the nation has been a plain one, its courts would hesitate to pronounce it erroneous.
Page 343 - April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and three, the title whereof was, at the date of the treaty of St. Ildefonso, in the crown, government or nation of Spain, and every act and proceeding subsequent thereto, of whatsoever nature, towards the obtaining any grant, title, or claim...
Page 265 - It is the essential criterion of appellate jurisdiction that it revises and corrects the proceedings in a cause already instituted, and does not create that cause.
Page 266 - Turner, a negro slave, late the property of Putnam Moore, deceased, who was tried and convicted, as an insurgent in the late insurrection in the county of Southampton aforesaid, and that full faith and credit are due, and ought to be given to their acts as Justices of the peace aforesaid.
Page 193 - ... that he, she, or they, really and by misfortune, and without fraud or evil practice, hath or have sustained by such fire loss and damage to the amount therein mentioned...
Page 98 - ... a commission of two and a half per cent, on the amount of the effects of the succession, or of the portion by him administered, according to the inventory, not taking into the estimate the bad debts.
Page 49 - Or it will suffice, if, in the presence of the same number of witnesses, the testator presents the paper on which he has written his testament or caused it to be written out of their presence, declaring to them that that paper contains his last will.

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