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Page 195 - Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman and uncondemned? 26 When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest; for this man is a Roman. 27 Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. 28 And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom.
Page 182 - But in conquered or ceded countries, that have already laws of their own, the king may indeed alter and change those laws; but, till he does actually change them, the ancient laws of the country remain, unless such as are against the law of God, as in the case of an infidel country.
Page 187 - I say the King, I always mean the King without the concurrence of Parliament,) has a power to alter the old and to introduce new laws in a conquered country, this legislation being subordinate, that is, subordinate to his own authority in Parliament, he cannot make any new change contrary to fundamental principles...
Page 186 - That the law and legislative government of every dominion equally affects all persons and all property within the limits thereof; and is the rule of decision for all questions which arise there. Whoever purchases, lives, or sues there, puts himself under the law of the place. An Englishman in Ireland, Minorca, the Isle of Man, or the Plantations, has no privilege distinct from the natives.
Page 52 - I shall be pardoned for making in this place a remark which has often pressed itself upon me : that the peculiar circumstances of Ceylon, .both physical and moral, seem to point it out to the British Government as the fittest spot in our Eastern dominions in which to % plant the germ of European civilization, whence we may not unreasonably hope that it will hereafter spread over the whole of those vast territories.
Page 182 - Plantations or colonies, in distant countries, are either such where the lands are claimed by right of occupancy only, — by finding them desert and uncultivated, and peopling them from the mother country ; or where, when already cultivated, they have been either gained by conquest, or ceded to us by treaties.
Page 10 - Jurisdiction", in speaking of the provincial courts; but as the supreme court is empowered by the charter to exercise an equitable jurisdiction in point of form as nearly as may be according to the rules and proceedings of the High Court of Chancery in Great Britain...
Page 126 - To The Honourable The Commons of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled.
Page 182 - For it hath been held that if an uninhabited country be discovered and planted by English subjects, all the English laws then in being, which are the birthright of every subject are immediately there in force. But this must be understood with very many and very great restrictions. Such colonists carry with them only so much of the English law as is applicable to their own situation and the condition of an infant colony.