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NO. XLV. ART. Page. I.—LAw of CoNTRACTs. No. 7. Of Unlawful Contracts. 1 II.-RIGHTs of THE SLAVE-Holding STATES AND OF THE Owners of SLAVE PROPERTY UNDER THE CONSTITU

TION OF THE UNITED STATEs, - - - . 23 III.--THE LEGAL RULES gover NING THE ENJOYMENT AND

USE OF LIGHT. . e - - - - . 46 IV.-BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH of NATHANIEL BYFIELD. . . 64

V.—ON THE OBEDIENCE DUE FROM SEAMEN To THE MASTER of A Vessel. Extracted from a work now in preparation on Merchant Seamen, by George T. Cur

tis, Esq. . • - - - - - . 70 VI.—INTRODUCTION To PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAw. No. 2. 73 VII.-TRIAL of THE Assassins of FUALDEs. - - . 95 VIII.—DIGESTs of AMERICAN REPORTS AND AMERICAN LAw PERIODICALs. - - - - - - . 128 IX.—PIRAcy of MARKS or SIGNs of MERCHANTS AND TRADERs. 138 X.—ON MISTAKES OF LAw. - - - - - . 146 JURISPRUDENCE. I.—DIGEST of ENGLISH CASEs. - - - - . 167

II.-DIGEST OF AMERICAN CASEs. . - - - . 181

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According to the division of unlawful contracts, which was adopted in our last number, this is the place to consider

* II. CONTRACTs which viola TE THE PROVISIONS OF A STATUTE.

Before stating the principles which govern the main subject of this division, it may be well to notice the doctrine respecting contracts void in part only, and the alleged difference, as to this matter, between contracts which violate statutes, and those which violate the common law.

It has heretofore been mentioned that if one of two considerations of a promise be void merely, the other will support the promise; but that if one of two considerations be unlawful, the promise is void. When, however, the illegality of a contract is in the act to be done, and not in the consideration, the law is different. If, for a legal consideration, a party undertakes to do two or more acts, and part of them are unlawful, the contract is good for so much

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