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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of a tract of land) was in violation of the charter of the company, which allows the purchase and sale of suck lands only as are necessary for the construction of their works, and that such contract was not binding upon the defendant; 4. That the subscription of the defendant, under the conditions annexed thereto was void; 5. That the whole agreement was contrary to the charter, in relation to conveying and holding real property; and 6. That it was contrary to the act prohibiting lotteries; the agreement being virtually a lottery, with prizes of different value. The motion for a nonsuit was denied. The defendant then called the treasurer of the canal company, who testified that the defendant had never attended any meeting of the stockholders, or in any way acted as a stockholder. He further testified that the land deeded by the plaintiff to the company (which was the consideration of the indebtedness to the plaintiff) was necessary to construct the canal which goes through the center of it; the plaintiff's dwelling-house was on the land sold the company, and on the line of the canal, and was necessary to be removed. The defendant also offered to give in evidence various deeds of quantities of lands purchased and held by the company, alleged to be unnecessary for the making of the canal and its basins, as contemplated by the act incorporating the company: which evidence was objected to, and the objection sustained. The plaintiff had a Spear v. Crawford. verdict, and th defendant having excepted to the decisions made on ihe tria., Bued out a writ of error. J. Prescott Hall, for the plaintiff in error. J. Anthon, for the defendant in error. By the Court, Sutherland, J. The first section of the act creates the applicants for the...
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