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" Now, there is but one case in which it appears to us that this sort of evidence of intention can properly be admitted, and that is, where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and where the devise is, on the face of it,... "
A Treatise on the Law of Evidence - Page 329
by Simon Greenleaf - 1866 - 675 pages
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer ..., Volume 5

Great Britain. Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby - Law reports, digests, etc - 1840
...is, where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and where the dense is on the face of it perfect and intelligible, but,...express. Thus, if a testator devise his manor of S. to AB, and has two manors of North S. and South S., it being clear he means to devise one only, whereas...
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The Law Magazine and Law Review: Or, Quarterly Journal of ..., Volume 27

Law - 1842
...properly be admitted, and that is where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and where the devise is on the face of it...express. " Thus if a testator devise his manor of S. to AB, and has two manors of North S. and South S., it being clear he means to devise one only, whereas...
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The Law Magazine, Or, Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence, Volume 27

Law - 1842
...properly be admitted, and that is where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and where the devise is on the face of it...express. " Thus if a testator devise his manor of S. to AB, and has two manors of North S. and South S., it being clear he means to devise one only, whereas...
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A Treatise on the Law of Contracts and Rights and Liabilities Ex Contractu

Charles Greenstreet Addison - Contracts - 1847 - 910 pages
...instrument may also, on the face of it, be perfectly intelligible, and free from all doubt and obscurity, but from some of the circumstances admitted in proof, an ambiguity arises, as to which of two or more things, or which of two or more persons, each answering the words of the writing, the parties...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 3

Georgia. Supreme Court - Equity - 1848
...exception, and that is, where tho meaning of the testator's words is neither obscure nor ambiguous, and where the devise is on the face of it perfect and intelligible, but from some circumstance admitted in proof, an ambiguity arises as to which of two or more thing,s, or which of...
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, as Administered in England and ..., Volume 2

John Pitt Taylor - Evidence (Law) - 1848 - 1386 pages
...properly be admitted, and that is, where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and where the devise is on the face of it perfect and intelligible, but, (e) 1 Dru. & War. 368. (f) Shore n. Wilson, 9 Cl. & Fin. 569. See 7 & 8 Viet., c. 45, 2, cited ante,...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery: Before Sir William ...

Great Britain. Court of Chancery, Sir Edward Ebenezer Kay - Equity - 1854 - 768 pages
...intention can properly be admitted where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and where the devise is on the face of it...express. Thus, if a testator devise his manor of S. to A. /?., and has two manors of North 8. and South S., it being clear he means to devise one only, whereas...
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A Selection of Leading Cases on Real Property, Conveyancing, and the ...

Owen Davies Tudor - Conveyancing - 1856 - 887 pages
...properly be admitted, and that is where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and where the devise is on the face of it...express. Thus, if a testator devise his manor of S. to AB(i), and has two manors of North S. and South S., it being clear he means to devise (4) See Dougliu...
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Reports of the Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 3

John Louis Taylor Sneed, Tennessee. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1857
...admitted, and that is, where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and when the devise is on the face of it perfect and intelligible,...words in the will) the testator intended to express. See also, 1 Greenleaf's Ev., 289, et seq. And this brings us to the real, and only point of difficulty...
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An Examination of the Rules of Law Respecting the Admission of Extrinsic ...

Sir James Wigram, William Knox Wigram - Evidence - 1858 - 202 pages
...properly be admitted, and that is, where the meaning of the testator's words is neither ambiguous nor obscure, and where the devise is on the face of it...express. Thus, if a testator devise his manor of S. to AB, and has two manors of North S. and South S., it being clear he means to devise one only, whereas...
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