A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law; With Occasional Notes and Comments Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...wife, he has a writ of ravishment or trespass vi et armis, at /sjjjjj-ulc' common law, in which he recovers not possession of his wife, but jam. 501, damages; and the offender too may be indicted. So the husband B38---Cromay have an action on the case, against such as persuade and 3 grr '"1434 entice the wife to live separate from her husband without suffi-stra. 440, cient cause, and recover damages. As to criminal conversa-jj7jj- 92' tion, and beating her, see Trespass. And see also Ch. 64, a. 2. chr's. note?, j 2. So if the wife be so beaten and ill treated, that the ' husband loses her company and assistance, for any time, he may have a separate action on the case, in his own name, and recover damages called a per quod consortium amisit. Cit. 19. 3. If a son-in-law permit his wife's mother to reside in Art. 19. his house, and afford her the rights of hospitality, though for VX"V bidden by the hnsband of the mother, the son-in-law is not li 3 Mass. R. able for illegally harbouring her; he is not obliged to turn her 317, Turner out of his house; it is sufficient that he does not use means es' to persuade or entice her to leave her husband, or to remain separate from him. 1 Mais R. Art. 19. Her title to his estate further; and see Dower, 347, . Martin's Distribution, Jointure, 8tc. fy 1. In the American revolution, elue many acts were passed for the confiscation of the estates of absentees, persons, members of the British colonies, who left them and joined the royal party, in that revolution. But it was in this case decided, that if a feme covert so left and joined, her estate was not liable to confiscation by those laws, nor did the wives of such absentees lose their dower in their husbands' estates. 10 Mod. 33 2. If a woman...
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