The York Legal Record, Volume 2

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York Legal Record Print, 1882 - Law
A record of cases argued and determined in the various courts of York County; together with reports and abstracts of the most important cases adjudicated throughout the Commonwealth (varies slightly).

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Page 203 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing, or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Page 207 - There may be an unseen ligament pressing on the mind, drawing it to consequences which it sees but cannot avoid, and placing it under a coercion which, while its results are clearly perceived, is incapable of resistance.
Page 217 - Nota, every contract made for or about any matter or thing which is prohibited and made unlawful by any statute, is a void contract, though the statute itself doth not mention that it shall be so but only inflicts a penalty on the offender; because a penalty implies a prohibition though there are no prohibitory words in the statute
Page 32 - ... and such service shall be good and valid in law to all intents and purposes.
Page 11 - Provided, That all property, real or personal, other than that which is in actual use and occupation for the purposes aforesaid and from which any income or revenue is derived, shall be subject to taxation...
Page 202 - ... person was insane at the time of the commission of such offence, and such person shall be acquitted, the jury shall be required to find specially whether such person was insane at the time of the commission of such offence, and to declare whether such person was acquitted by them on account of such insanity...
Page 203 - ... must be considered in the same situation as to responsibility as if the facts with respect to which the delusions exist were real. For example, if under the influence of his delusion he supposes another man to be in the act of attempting to take away his life, and he kills that man, as he supposes in self-defence, he would be exempt from punishment.
Page 22 - ... or for want of issue, or without leaving issue, then over to another in fee, the estate of the first taker is a fee tail, which, if he have issue, passes to them ad infinitum by descent as tenants in tail.
Page 117 - In support of this claim it is shown that all mortgages, judgments, recognizances, and moneys owing upon articles of agreement for the sale of real estate are exempt from taxation in that borough except for State purposes.
Page 211 - It is an established rule in the exposition of statutes that the intention of the lawgiver is to be deduced from a view of the whole and of every part of a statute taken and compared together.

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