Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Superior Courts of Law in the State of South-Carolina, Since the Revolution [1783-1804], Bind 2
I. Riley. For sale by E. Morford, Willington & Company Charleston; Seymour & Williams, Savannah; Lewis Adams, Richmond; Cole & Thomas, Baltimore; P. Byrne, Philadelphia; R. M'Dermut, and S. Gould, New-York; John West, & Company Boston; Daniel Johnson, Portland, 1811
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action admitted adverse possession afterwards allowed amount answer appeared argument attachment authority bill bond bound brought called cause charge Charleston circumstances claim clause common law consideration considered constitution construction contended contract costs court creditors damages debt deed defendant demand determined discharged district entered entitled evidence execution executor fact further give given grant GRIMKE ground hands intention issue John judge judgment jury justice kind laid land liable limitations master means mentioned motion nature necessary negroes never nonsuit notice offered opinion original paid parties passed person plaintiff possession present presiding judge principles proceedings produced proper proved purchaser question reason record refused rule sheriff shew ship statute street sufficient suit taken thing tion trial tried unless urged verdict WATIES whole witnesses writ
Side 38 - That no man shall be taken or imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the judgment of his peers or the law of the land.
Side ii - Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United Stales, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned.
Side 59 - In exercising this high authority, the judges claim no judicial supremacy; they are only the administrators of the public will. If an act of the legislature is held void, it is not because the judges have any control over the legislative power, but because the act is forbidden by the Constitution, and because the will of the people, which is therein declared, is paramount to that of their representatives expressed in any law.
Side 294 - And in case there be no children nor any legal representatives of them, then one moiety of the said estate to be allotted to the wife of the intestate, the residue of the said estate to be distributed equally to every of the next of kindred of the intestate, who are in equal degree and those who legally represent them. VII. Provided, that there be no representations admitted among collaterals after brothers
Side 354 - ... object of the Statute concerning Forcible Entries, is to afford parties, whose possession is disturbed by force and violence, a summary remedy. This object would be entirely defeated if a defendant, after judgment, could, by transferring the possession to a stranger, prevent the execution of the writ. "If it were once permitted for a defendant, against whom there was a judgment on a forcible entry and detainer, to put in a third person, or for a third person to enter afterwards, with a view of...
Side 44 - However the acquisition be made, the right which each individual has to his own estate is always subordinate to the right which the community has over all: without this, there would be neither stability in the social tie, nor real force in the exercise of Sovereignty.
Side 59 - He said, it was painful to him to be obliged to question the exercise of any legislative power, but he was sworn to support the constitution, and this was the most important of all the duties which were incumbent on the judges. On the faithful performance of this high duty would depend the integrity and duration of our government. If the legislature is permitted to exercise other rules than those ordained by the constitution, and if innovations are suffered to acquire the sanction of time and practice,...
Side 60 - ... only the administrators of the public will. If an act of the legislature is held void, it is not because the judges have any control over the legislative power, but because the act is forbidden by the constitution, and because the will of the people, which is therein declared, is paramount to that of their representatives, expressed in any law. As the act under consideration appeared to him to be repugnant to this high will, he was bound to say, that it ought not to have any operation, and that...
Side 294 - ... and sisters' children ; and in case there be no wife, then all the said estate to be distributed equally to and amongst the children ; and in case there be no child, then to the next of kindred in equal degree of or unto the intestate, and their legal representatives as aforesaid, and in no other manner whatsoever.