Commentaries on Colonial and Foreign Laws: Generally, and in Their Conflict with Each Other, and with the Law of England, Volume 2

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Saunders and Benning, 1838 - Comparative law

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Page 410 - The absolute power of alienation shall not be suspended by any limitation or condition whatever, for a longer period than during the continuance of not more than two lives in being at the creation of the estate, except in the single case mentioned in the next section.
Page 514 - That no action shall be brought whereby to charge any person upon any agreement made upon consideration of marriage, or upon any contract or sale of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or any interest in or concerning them, unless the agreement upon which. such action shall be brought, or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person thereunto by him lawfully authorized,
Page 455 - In this conflict of interests the law wisely interposes. It acts, not on the possibility that in some cases the sense of that duty may prevail over the motives of selfinterest, but it provides against the probability that in many cases, and the danger in all cases, that the dictates of self-interest will exercise a predominant influence, and supersede that of duty.
Page 409 - No future interest can be defeated or barred by any alienation or other act of the owner of the intermediate or precedent interest, nor by any destruction of such precedent interest by forfeiture, surrender, merger, or otherwise...
Page 354 - ... during the minority or respective minorities only of any person or persons who under the uses or trusts of the...
Page 363 - And therefore on a feoffment to A and his heirs, to the use of B and his heirs...
Page 410 - ... a contingent remainder in fee may be created on a prior remainder in fee, to take effect in the event that the persons to whom the first remainder is limited, die under the age of twenty-one years, or on any other contingency by which the estate of such persons may be determined before they attain full age. For the purposes of this section, a minority is deemed a part of a life, and not an absolute term equal to the possible duration of such minority.
Page 414 - ... 2. If such accumulation be directed to commence at any time subsequent to the creation of the estate out of which the rents and profits are to arise, it...
Page 413 - The absolute ownership of personal property shall not be suspended by any limitation or condition whatever, for a longer period than during the continuance and until the termination of not more than two lives in being...
Page 72 - ... the person last entitled to the land shall, for the purposes of this Act, bo considered to have been the purchaser thereof, unless it shall be proved that he inherited the same, in which case the person from whom he inherited the same shall be considered to have been the purchaser, unless it shall be proved that he inherited the same...

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