The Revised Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Passed November 4, 1835 : to which are Subjoined, an Act in Amendment Thereof, and an Act Expressly to Repeal the Acts which are Consolidated Therein, Both Passed in February 1836 : and to which are Prefixed, the Constitutions of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Google eBook)
Dutton & Wentworth, 1836 - 1007 pages
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Page 138 - take and subscribe the following oaths and declarations. " I, AB, do solemnly swear and affirm, that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on me as , according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the rules and regulations of the constitution and the laws of this Commonwealth. So help
Page 48 - all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly and without delay ; conformably to the laws.
Page 86 - All words and phrases shall be construed and understood, according to the common and approved usage of the language; but technical words and phrases, and such others, as may have acquired a peculiar and appropriate meaning in the law, shall be construed and understood, according to such peculiar and appropriate meaning.
Page 856 - before mentioned, shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or established, or any suit or proceeding, had or commenced in any civil case, before the time when such repeal shall take effect, but the proceedings in every such case shall be conformed,
Page 46 - reat creator and preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience ; or for his religious profession or sentiments ; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.
Page 524 - or Fifthly, upon any agreement that is not to be performed within one year from the making thereof: Unless the promise, contract or 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 by some person thereunto by him lawfully authorized.
Page 50 - individual, his life, liberty, property and character, that there be an impartial interpretation of the laws, and administration of justice. It is the right of every citizen to be tried by judges as free, impartial and independent, as the lot of humanity will admit. It is therefore not only the best policy, but for the security of the rights of the
Page 756 - evidence of a new or continuing contract, whereby to take any case out of the operation of the provisions of this chapter, or to deprive any party of the benefit thereof, unless such acknowledgment or promise be made or contained by or in some writing, signed by the party chargeable thereby.
Page 775 - 22. If any person shall mingle any poison with any food, drink or medicine, with intent to kill or injure any other person, or shall wilfully poison any spring, well or reservoir of water, with such intent, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, for life or for any term of years. SECTION
Page 26 - paid by the subject to the support of public worship, and of the public teachers aforesaid, shall, if he require it, be uniformly applied to the support of the public teacher or teachers of his own religious sect or denomination, provided there be any on whose instructions he attends : otherwise it