Memorials of Barnstaple: Being an Attempt to Supply the Want of a History of that Ancient Borough

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J. Avery, 1830 - Barnstaple (England) - 640 pages
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Page 258 - To have a common seal. For a corporation, being an invisible body, cannot manifest its intentions by any personal act or oral discourse; it therefore acts and speaks only by its common seal.
Page 381 - ... ordained, or provided, or any other thing, cause, or matter, whatsoever, in any wise notwithstanding. In witness whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at Westminster, the 23d day. of May, in the seventh year of our reign of England, France, and Ireland, and of Scotland the * * * * Per ipsum Regem.
Page 370 - ... to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in all state courts having competent jurisdiction, and in any circuit court of the United States...
Page 241 - July in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Fourth by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom...
Page 516 - JSarnstaple, in the year 1688, " and was the youngest child of Mr. WILLIAM GAY, " the second son of JOHN GAY, Esq. of Frithelstock, " near Great Torrington, of an ancient and worthy " family, who had been resident in this county several " centuries. He, (the subject of this memoir,) with " his elder brother JONATHAN, and two sisters, were " left orphans very early in life ; their father and " mother both dying in or about the year 1694. The " elder brother JONATHAN inheriting the paternal " estate,...
Page 257 - ... it has been found necessary, when it is for the advantage of the public to have any particular rights kept on foot and continued, to constitute artificial persons, who may maintain a perpetual succession, and enjoy a kind of legal immortality.
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Page 259 - By forfeiture ot its charter, through negligence or abuse of its franchises; in which case the law judges that the body politic has broken the condition upon which it was incorporated, and thereupon the incorporation is void.
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