The Provincial Courts of New Jersey: With Sketches of the Bench and Bar : a Discourse ...

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Bartlett & Welford, 1849 - Courts - 311 pages

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Page 247 - Our Will and Pleasure is, that the Persons thereupon duly elected, by the Major part of the Freeholders of the respective Counties and Places so returned, and having before sitting, taken the Oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy...
Page 216 - ... you are also, as much as possible, to observe in the passing of all laws, that whatever may be requisite upon each different matter, be accordingly provided for, by a different law, without intermixing in one and the same act, such things, as have no proper relation to each other ; and you are more especially to take care, that no clause or clauses be inserted in, or annexed to any act, which shall be foreign to what the title of such respective act imports...
Page 168 - I am not worth purchasing; but such as I am, the king of Great Britain is not rich enough to do it.
Page 109 - Equity is a roguish thing ; for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot...
Page 250 - Fines or Forfeitures due unto Us, fit Objects of Our Mercy, to pardon all such Offenders...
Page 22 - This study renders men acute, inquisitive, dexterous, prompt in attack, ready in defence, full of resources. In other countries the people, more simple and of a less mercurial cast, judge of an ill principle in government only by an actual grievance. Here they anticipate the evil and judge of the pressure of the grievance by the badness of the principle. They augur misgovernment at a distance, and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.
Page 247 - Council, any three whereof We do hereby appoint to be a Quorum; Our Will and Pleasure is, that you signify the same unto us by the first opportunity, that We may under Our Signet and Sign Manual constitute and appoint others in their Stead. But that Our Affairs may not suffer at that Distance, for Want of a due Number of Councillors...
Page 235 - AND you are to take especial care, that a Table of Marriages, established by the Canons of the Church of England...
Page 234 - England. 70. You shall be careful that the churches already built there, be well and orderly kept, and that more be built, as the colony shall by God's blessing be improved; and that besides a competent maintenance to be assigned to the minister of each orthodox church, a convenient house be built at the common charge for each minister, and a competent proportion of land assigned to him, for a glebe and exercise of his industry.
Page 251 - God, them to vanquish, apprehend, and take, and being taken either according to Law to put to Death or keep and preserve alive at your Discretion and to execute martial Law in Time of Invasion...

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