Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States for the First Circuit, from April Term, 1858, to [May Term, 1878] ... by Hon. Nathan Clifford ... William Henry Clifford ... Reporter ...

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Page 120 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that at the time of the committing of the act the party accused was laboring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Page 129 - ... as if the executor or administrator had voluntarily made himself a party to the suit...
Page 118 - ... doing, a knowledge and consciousness that the act he is doing is wrong and criminal, and will subject him to punishment. In order to be responsible he must have sufficient power of memory to recollect the relation in which he stands...
Page 11 - Section 8 of the act provides " that if any person or persons shall commit upon the high seas, or in any river, haven, basin or bay, out of the jurisdiction of any particular State...
Page 22 - is deserving of the highest credit, because it is presumed to flow from the strongest sense of guilt, and therefore it is admitted as proof of the crime to which it refers...
Page 578 - A liberal construction should be placed upon written Instruments, so as to uphold them, if possible, and carry into effect the Intention of the parties.
Page 15 - ... to falsify the matter wherein the perjury is assigned, without setting forth the bill, answer, information, indictment, declaration, or any part of any record or proceeding, either in law or equity, or any affidavit, deposition, or certificate, other than as hereinbefore stated, and without setting forth the commission or authority of the court or person before whom the perjury was committed.
Page 11 - April, 1790,(i) provides that "If any person or persons shall commit upon the high seas, or in any river, haven, basin or bay, out of the jurisdiction of any particular state, murder or robbery, or any other offence which if committed within the body of a county, would by the laws of the United States be punishable with death...
Page 541 - That any person or persons having discovered or invented any new and useful art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement on any art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter...
Page 38 - Every man who has a share of the profits of a trade ought also to bear his share of the loss. And if any one takes part of the profit he takes a part of that fund on which the creditor of the trader relies for his payment.

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