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" That 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... "
Opinions of Attorneys General - Page 146
1851
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Volume 1

Horace Binney, Pennsylvania. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1809
...Chief Justice Holt in Bartlett v. Pinor, Car*A. 252. in SMITH, these words: " Every contract made for or about any matter or " thing, which is prohibited...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...
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An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius, Volume 1

William Selwyn - Nisi prius - 1817 - 1313 pages
...corrupt presentation of a person to an ecclesiastical benefice for money, &c. Every contract made for or about any matter or thing, which is prohibited...made unlawful by any statute*, is a void contract, although the statute itself doth not mention that it shall be so, but only inflicts a penalty on the...
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An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius...

William Selwyn - Nisi prius - 1817
...void contract, although the statute itself doth not mention that it shall be so, but only infficts a penalty on the offender ; because a penalty implies a prohibition, though there are not any prohibitory words in the statute. Hence, in the case of simony, although the statute (31 Eliz....
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A Treatise on the Law Relative to Sales of Personal Property, Volume 3

George Long - Sales - 1821 - 268 pages
...of the contract. It has been laid down by Lord Chief Justice Holt(d), that every contract made for or about any matter or thing which is prohibited and...penalty implies a prohibition, though there are no prohibitory words in the statute. And in a late case (e), Sir James Mansfield, Chief Justice of the...
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A Treatise on the Law of Sale, Book 282

Mungo Ponton Brown - Contracts - 1821 - 612 pages
...long been established. It was laid down in express terms by Lord Holt, ' that every contract made for, or about any matter or ' thing which is prohibited and made unlawful by any statute is a 1 void contract, thougli the statute itself doth not mention that it ' shall be so, but only inflicts...
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The Law of Contracts and Promises Upon Various Subjects and with Particular ...

Samuel Comyn - Contracts - 1824 - 654 pages
...declared void by statute; and here it may be remarked, as a general rule, that every contract made for or about any matter or thing which is prohibited and...a penalty implies a prohibition, though there are 551. See also 2 P. Wms. 170. Doug. 260. (t) Jackto n v. Duchaire, 3 Term Rep. (n) Per Yatet, Just....
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A Supplement to Mr. Barton's Precedents in Conveyancing: Containing All the ...

Samuel Francis Thomas Wilde, Charles Barton - Commercial law - 1826
...inflicting a penalty for selling pernicious drugs (w). For per Holt, Ch. 3. (.r), " every contract made for or about any matter or thing which is prohibited and...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...
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A Supplement to Barton's Precedents in Conveyancing, Volumes 1-2

Charles Barton, Samuel Francis Thomas Wilde - Conveyancing - 1826
...for selling pernicious drugs (w). For per Holt, Ch. J. (.r), " every contract made for or about aoy matter or thing which is prohibited and made unlawful...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...
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New Reports of Cases Heard in the House of Lords: On Appeals and ..., Volume 1

Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Richard Bligh - Law reports, digests, etc - 1829
...Bariktt v. Viner.* In that case, that learned judge expresses himself thus: " Every contract, made for or about any matter or thing, which is prohibited...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...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Common ..., Volume 12

Great Britain. Court of Common Pleas, John Bayly Moore - Law reports, digests, etc - 1831
...inconsistent. In Barti leit v. Vlnor, Lord Chief Justice Holt said (ft): " Every contract made for or about any matter or thing which is prohibited and...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...
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