The United States Law Intelligencer and Review Volume 1

The United States Law Intelligencer and Review Volume 1

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...State of N ew-York, and on quitting this ofiice he retired to private life, where he has remained till the time of his death. Death of J.-iulge G_aillard, of South Carolina. Charleston papers have announced the death of Judge GAILLARD. This melancholy event occurred, it seems, at Darlington Court House in South Carolina, in the latter part of lIarch last. Late Savannah papers have announced the death of J udg'D_wrr.s, of the Superior Court of Georgia, and contain the full est expressions of respect for his character as a judge and as member of society. MANY attempts have been made to fix upon the origin of equitable jurisdiction in England. Lord Chancellor Ellesmere, in his observations concerning the oflice of Chancellor, states that there were no petitions of the chancery, remaining in the office of the record, of older time than the making of the statute 15 Hen. 6, which enacted that no writ of subpoena should be found to satisfy the defendant for his damages and expenses, if the matter contained in the bill could not be made good; and he adds, that the most ancient to be found were of the 20th year of that king. The researches, however, which have been made among the records of the Tower, within the last twenty years, have resulted in the certainty, that many hundreds of suits, for nearly fifty years before the period mentioned by Lord Ellesmere, are still extant. They commence in 17 Rich. 2, as appears by a work recently published in England, under the authority of the commissioners of the public records, entitled, " A Callendar of the proceedings in Chancery in the reign of Queen Elizabeth;" to which are prefixed examples of earlier proceedings, viz. from the reign of Rich. 2, from the originals in the Tower. A very...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784561
  • 9781236784568