Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, Volume 68

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D. Bottom, Superintendent of Public Print., 1877 - Law reports, digests, etc
Some vols. also contain reports of cases in the General Court of Virginia.

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Page 105 - ... in the presence of two or more witnesses present at the same time, and such witnesses shall attest and shall subscribe the will in the presence of the testator, but no form of attestation shall be necessary.
Page 113 - ... other than to or for the use of the father, mother, husband, wife, lineal descendant...
Page 117 - The right to take property by devise or descent is the creature of the law, and not a natural right — a privilege, and therefore the authority which confers it may impose conditions upon it.
Page 987 - For when the Revolution took place the people of each State became themselves sovereign; and in that character hold the absolute right to all their navigable waters, and the soils under them, for their own common use, subject only to the rights since surrendered by the Constitution to the General Government.
Page 348 - The continued existence of a government would be of no great value if by implications and presumptions it was disarmed of the powers necessary to accomplish the ends of its creation, and the functions it was designed to perform transferred to the hands of privileged corporations.
Page 381 - I thought it the duty of this court to adapt its practice and course of proceedings as far as possible to the existing state of society, and to apply its jurisdiction to all those new cases which, from the progress daily making in the affairs of men, must continually arise ; and not from too strict an adherence to forms and rules established under very different circumstances, decline to administer justice and enforce rights for which there is no other remedy.
Page 220 - State, may remove such suit into the circuit court of the United States for the proper district, at any time before the trial thereof, when it shall be made to appear to said circuit court that from prejudice or local influence he will not be able to obtain justice in such State court...
Page 592 - Every gift, conveyance, assignment, transfer, or charge, which is not upon consideration deemed valuable in law, shall be void as to creditors whose debts shall have been contracted at the time it was made...
Page 166 - Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff. The defendant moved for a new trial, which was overruled by the court, and the defendant excepted.
Page 435 - This riparian right is property, and is valuable, and though it must be enjoyed in due subjection to the rights of the public, it cannot be arbitrarily or capriciously destroyed or impaired. It is a right of which, when once vested, the owner can only be deprived in accordance with established law, and, if necessary that it be taken for the public good, upon due compensation.

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