Louisiana Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana Volume 37

Louisiana Reports; Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...them, who ai'e next of kin and heirs at law of the said testator. He therefore avers that the petitioners are with-out any capacity to take under said Will, and the bequest is void for want of this capacity. He prays that the petition be dismissed. The executors answered, and said they admitted the testa-mentary disposition, claimed in the petition, but required proof of the authority of the petitioners to receive the amount of the 40 vor.. xvii. EASTERN Dn. said legacy. They submitted the question to the court i whether the amount of the legacy should be paid as prayed DUKE OF for. RICHMOND ET All "-An amended petition being filed making the Asylums of the mii.ur: 's xx1: cU Tons Ir Ai.-orphan boys and girls parties; they appeared by counsel and answering, said: Being universal legatees of Alexander Milne, deceased, they submitted to the court, whether under the laws of Louisiana, the petitioners being aliens, are entitled to and can receive the legacy in question; and if not, that their petition be dismissed. Upon these pleadings and issues the cause was tried. The principal question involved, is, are the donees or lega-tees capable and permitted by our laws to take the legacy? The Judge of Probates says, "the only question at issue between the parties grows out of the proper construction to be given to the l477th article of the Louisiana Code and the Scotch laws." The article of the Code in question says: --"Donations inter vivos and mortis causa, may be made in favor of a stranger when the laws of his country do not prohibit similar dispositions from being made in favor of a citizen of this state." The Scottish law as laid down by professor Bell, in his " principles of the law of Scotland, ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979648
  • 9781236979643