Bacon, Asa

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Digitized Notebooks

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Birth Date

1771-02-08

Death Date

1857-02-05

Notes

Five notebooks in preservation cases, 20 x 17cm. Asa Bacon attended Litchfield Law School from March 1794 to March 1795. He has numbered and dated each lecture by Tapping Reeve. From the Litchfield Historical Society: Five volumes of law notes taken at Tapping Reeve’s Litchfield Law School that cover various subjects. The major legal titles (e.g. Husband & Wife, Master & Servant) are broken down into descriptive subheads, such as Divorce, Apprentices. Text covers both sides of pages with citations incorporated into text, not set in the margins. Parts of volumes not bound. CONTENTS Volume 1: Municipal Law and statutes, 16 pages. Private relations: Husband and Wife, 37 pages: Marriage, Divorce. Parent and Child, 34 pages: Infants, Of Infants being Witnesses, Illegitimate Children, Liability of the Parent for the Torts of a Child, English Law, Settlement of Child. Guardian and Ward, 3 pages: Rules, Liability. Master and Servant, 15 pages: Slaves, Apprentices, Of the Master’s Remedy as it Affects his Servant. Innkeepers, tavern keepers, 4 pages. Bailments, 12 pages: Bailee at all events, Common bailee, Naked bailee, Common carriers. Contracts, 70 pages: Infants, Contracts of aliens, Duress, Fraudulent contracts, Illegal contracts, Usury, Consideration, Powers of Chancery. Distribution according to the statutes of Charles II, 7 pages. Examples of distribution by statutes of Connecticut, 8 pages. Legacies, 20 pages. Executors and Administrators, 24 pages: Who is entitled to Administration, Wills. Executions, 8 pages. Bail, 7 pages: Property, Bonds Upon Appeal. Evidence, 25 pages: Who may not be witnesses, Rules of exclusion, Number of Witnesses, Verdicts. Law Merchant, 16 pages: Bills of Exchange, Bank notes, Perils of the sea. Volume 2: Real Property, 20 pages: Definition, Fee simple, Estates, Devises, Connecticut Law, Incorporeal tenements. Mortgages, 34 pages: Of Purchased Estates, Alienation by Deed, Foreclosure, Interest, Estates Upon Condition, Contingent Remainder. Distribution of property, hypothetical examples, 6 pages. Purchased estates, Alienation by deed, 5 pages. Devises, 19 pages: Deeds, Revocation, Republication of wills, fraudulent conveyances. Of Injuries to real property & their remedies, 15 pages: Forcible entry, Waste, Nuisance, Ejectment: Personal actions: Slander, 6 pages Declaration in Slander, Pleadings, Malicious Prosecution, Trover. Writ of Replevin, 33 pages Trespass, False Imprisonment, Search Warrants, Trespass on the Case Indebitatus Assumpsit, 6 pages Sale Debt, 9 pages. Covenant, 2 pages. Pleas and Pleadings, 53 pages: Actions of account, Fraudulent conveyance, Audita Querula, Writ of Prohibition. Volume 3: Law merchant, 16 pages: Bills of exchange, endorsement, insurance, remedies, mariners. Miscellaneous observations, 4 pages. Volume 4: Essay on the Liability of Infants, 10 pages. Miscellaneous Observations, 14 pages. Volume 5: Comparison of English statutes and Connecticut laws, 122 pages: Husband and Wife, Parent and Child, Master and Servant, Bailment, Innkeepers, Contracts, Usury. Miscellaneous observations from Mr. Reeve's lectures, 4 pages.

Provenance

Signature on p. 1 of volume I: "A. Bacon Jun'rs"

Bacon, Asa Notebooks

Lecture Date Lecturer Notebook Author Opening Line All terms
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1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa By the term infancy in our Law is understood a person under the age of 21 years. Essays, Volume 4 Liability of infants
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa English law: The husband acquires an absolute right to his wife's personal property. Connecticut law: The same. Charts, Volume 5 Comparison of statutes husband & wife
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa English law: Every child not born in wedlock or a competent time after is a bastard. Conn. Law: Same law [64 points of comparison] Charts, Volume 5 Comparison of statutes parent & child
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa English law: Slavery is unknown to the common law since villenage ceased. Connecticut law: in this country, villenage was never known. [22 points of comparison] Charts, Volume 5 Comparison of statutes master & servant
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa English law: Wherever a person is taken by virtue of an execution and committed to a goal, the chief officer of the gaol, who is commonly the sheriff [23 points of comparison] Charts, Volume 5 Comparison of statutes bailment
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa English law: Innkeepers may exercise their profession without any license for that purpose from any authority. [34 points of comparison] Charts, Volume 5 Comparison of statutes innkeepers
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa English law: The contract of an infant is void as voidable as has been explained under the head of Parent & child. [91 points of comparison] Charts, Volume 5 Comparison of statutes contracts
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa English law: At common law, no reward for the loan of money was allowable. To take it was a crime and punished as such. [55 points of comparison] Charts, Comparison of statutes usury
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa English law: The real estate descends to the heirs over which the court has not control unless empowered by the will. [78 points of comparison] Charts, Volume 5 Comparison of statutes executors
1794-01-01 to 1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Miscellaneous observations from Mr. Reeve's lectures. Miscellaneous principles or rules, Volume 5 Miscellaneous observations
1794-03-01 to 1794-03-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In order for the bill to be good, it must be payable in money, subject to no contingency that may happen or may not. Bills of exchange & promissory notes, Volume 3 No. 1 Bills of exchange
1794-03-01 to 1794-03-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A bill is negotiable unless something restrictive put upon it by the payee or some indorsee. Bills of exchange & promissory notes, Volume 3 No. 4 Indorsement of bills
1794-03-01 to 1794-03-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In case of non-payment or non-acceptance of an inland bill of exchange, there is no particular form or time of giving notice to the drawer. Bills of exchange & promissory notes, Volume 3 No. 5 Non payment non acceptance
1794-03-01 to 1794-03-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa An action of indebitatus assumpsit will lie upon a bill against the drawer. Bills of exchange & promissory notes, Volume 3 No. 6 Remedies for parties of bills of exchange
1794-03-01 to 1794-03-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa For a thorough knowledge of this, see Beawes Lex Mercatoria. A practice prevails principally among merchants who have large property employed in navigation to have the same insured against all lapses. Insurance, Volume 3 No. 7 Policy of insurance
1794-03-01 to 1794-03-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Double insurances are illegal. For a general rule, double insurances are illegal and the last is void. Insurance, Volume 3 No. 8 Double insurance
1794-03-24 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Cohabitation is a good proof of marriage in all cases except one, that is criminal conversation with another man's wife. Money paid to a man's agent is a good discharge. An evidence may sometimes be admitted although he is interested, as when an agent passes over money, he may be admitted to prove that the money is paid. Miscellaneous principles or rules, Volume 3 No. 10 Miscellaneous
1794-05-26 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The subjects of real property are of two kinds, the lands and incorporeal tenements. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 1 Real property
1794-05-27 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Fee in its original signification is an estate held of some superior on condition of rendering him some service. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 2 Fee simple
1794-05-28 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Law created by devise. It was mentioned in a famous lecture that the quantity of interest vested in a devisee was to be governed by the intention of the testator. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 3 Fee simple
1794-05-29 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The tenant in tail is not liable for waste as all other tenants are; his wife shall be endowed and the husband of the entailed wife shall be tenant according to curtesy of England. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 4 Tenant in tail
1794-05-30 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The wife of a man who dies seised of an estate of inheritance shall have one third of the inheritable estate of which he was seised during coverture, to hold to herself during her natural life. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 5 Dower estate
1794-05-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It is a maxim that no estate of freehold can commence in futuro. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 6 Estates less than freehold
1794-06-09 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Estates which have been already mentioned may either be conditional or absolute. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 8 Mortgages
1794-06-10 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Once a mortgage, always a mortgage. A piece of land is conveyed by an absolute deed in which there is not condition, yet a condition in a separate instrument may make that a mortgage. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 9 Mortgages
1794-06-11 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Lands sold at public auction to pay taxes may, according to our statute, be redeemed in any year, which makes them mortgaged estates. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 10 Mortgages
1794-06-12 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Equity of redemption may be attached as real property to satisfy an execution, and when sold, the encumbrance shall be deducted. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 11 Equity of redemption
1794-06-13 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Upon the death of the mortgagee, the nominal interest vests in the heir at law, but the real beneficial interest vests in the executor. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 12 Mortgages
1794-06-14 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa An infant may be called into a court of chancery and is liable to be foreclosed. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 13 Mortgages
1794-06-16 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The puisne mortgagee at the time of taking his mortgage must not be acquainted with the fact of there being other mortgages than the first. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 14 Puisnee mortgagee
1794-06-17 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Where there are several mortgagees, a subsequent mortgagee may eject the mortgagor unless the first mortgagee interpose and prevent it. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 15 Several mortgagees
1794-06-18 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The heir of the mortgagor, as we have seen, may have the personal assets to disencumber the real estate. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 16 Mortgages
1794-06-19 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa An agreement entered into by the parties at the time of the mortgage, that the interest that shall accrue shall be made principal and draw interest if not paid annual, is a void agreement. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 17 Interest from mortgages
1794-06-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The coparcenary is destroyed by division. The mode of partition in Connecticut are by agreement between the parties or by common law process. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 18 Mortgages
1794-06-21 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Whenever an estate less than fee simple is created, there is a reversion in the grantor. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 19 Reversion of mortgages
1794-06-23 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Case first. J.S. died seised of real property and left three children. [Thirty four hypothetical cases of distribution according to the Statute of Connecticut rules.] Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 Distribution in Connecticut
1794-06-24 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Distribute the following cases according to directions given. First, J.S. left no relative of the Stiles, but George Stiles, the father's brother & he also left John & Susan Rowe. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 Distribution exercises
1794-06-28 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Every mode of acquiring property except by descent is called purchased estate or property acquired by purchase. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 25 Of purchased estates
1794-06-30 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa No conveyance of land is good unless by deed. Coke Littleton 6. Devises, Volume 2 No. 27 Devises
1794-06-30 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A deed is writing, sealed and executed by the parties. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 26 Alienation by deed
1794-07-02 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Land sold to one creditor with a design to avoid another is not a fraudulent conveyance, unless the difference between the debt and the worth of the property parted with is very great. Devises, Volume 2 No. 28 Devises
1794-07-03 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The law respecting fraudulent conveyances is different from that which regulates other legal transactions. Fraudulent conveyance, Volume 2 No. 28 Fraudulent conveyances
1794-07-07 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Real property is liable to be taken and sold. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 29 Law of NY as it affects executions
1794-07-08 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa An estate in joint tenancy is not divisible where the jus accrescendi applies. Volume 2 No. 30 Estate in joint tenancy, Wills & devises
1794-07-09 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The whole will must be present at the time of attestation. Volume 2 No. 31 Whole will at attestation, Wills & devises
1794-07-10 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa There must be a publication of the will. It is difficult in a will, otherwise well executed, to point out wherein a publication has not been made. Volume 2 No. 32 Publication of will, Wills & devises
1794-07-11 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Idiots, persons of insane memory, &c cannot devise. Persons born deaf, dumb & blind cannot devise. Volume 2 No. 33 Idiots persons of insame memory, Wills & devises
1794-07-12 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A feme covert may be a devisee, but by law, if her husband objects to her being devisee, the estate shall go to the heir at law. Volume 2 No. 34 Feme covert devisee, Wills & devises
1794-07-14 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A second will made if made upon a false representation of facts is no revocation. Volume 2 No. 35 False representation, Wills & devises
1794-07-15 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Disseisin is a revocation unless where it is accomplished by fraud. Volume 2 No. 36 Disseisin, Wills & devises
1794-07-16 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The republication of a will became important where the will has been revoked. The republication is a revival of it. Volume 2 No. 37 Republication of wills, Wills & devises
1794-07-17 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The intention of the testator may be collected from the circumstances of his estate, the state of his family and other matters collateral to the will. Real property & mortgages, Volume 2 No. 38 Intention of the lessor
1794-07-18 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Trespass vi et armis is any injury to real property for the invasion of that property without the consent of the owner, and the remedy is by an action of trespass vi et armis. Injuries to real property, Volume 2 No. 39 Injuries to real property & remedies
1794-07-19 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The Connecticut statute on trespass gives treble damages, but the trespass must be voluntary. Injuries to real property, Volume 2 No. 40 Connecticut statute on trespass
1794-07-21 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa At common law, any person having a right to entry upon lands might, when ousted of his possession, regain it with force. Injuries to real property, Volume 2 No. 41 Forcible entry
1794-07-22 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa To suffer land to be overrun with bushes is waste in a tenant; to cut timber or do that which occasions it to decay, as to cut other trees which are for ornament or convenience to the dwelling house Injuries to real property, Volume 2 No. 42 Waste
1794-07-23 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The English action of ejectment, which is where a person owning a term for years has been dispossessed, the remedy is an action of ejectment to recover the possession so lost. Ejectment, Volume 2 No. 43 Ejectment
1794-07-24 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Slander is of two kinds. 1st where the words in themselves are actionable. Private wrongs, Volume 2 No. 44 Personal actions slander
1794-07-25 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Malice is wickedness in the abstract. In talking [word] guessing &c, the only inquiry is did the speaker mean a charge of any crime. Private wrongs, Volume 2 No. 45 Malice
1794-07-26 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It is common to state the excellency of the plaintiff's character. (This is a matter of form.) Private wrongs, Volume 2 No. 46 Plaintiff declaration in slander
1794-07-28 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It is a general rule that a civil suit which eventually turns out to be without foundation is actionable. Malicious prosecution, Volume 2 No. 47 Malicious civil suit
1794-07-29 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa An action of trover lies in all cases where there is a wrongful taking, wrongful use or detainer of another man's goods. Trover, Volume 2 No. 48 Trover
1794-07-30 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa One form of declaration applies itself to all the cases in an action of trover. The essential thing to be noted are that the Plaintiff lost the article Trover, Volume 2 No. 49 Trover declarations
1794-07-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa All direct injury done to a man or his personal property by another or his cattle come under the denomination of trespass vi et armis. Trespass vi et armis, Volume 2 No. 50 Trespass vi et armis
1794-08-01 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It has been a question whether higher damages ought to be given where the trespass is high handed, as where it is only trifling. Private wrongs, Volume 2 No. 51 False imprisonment
1794-08-02 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In case of a judgment is reversed, neither the plaintiff or officers are liable for their conduct under the former judgment. Private wrongs, Volume 2 No. 52 Reversal of judgment
1794-08-04 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The direct defences to this action are the general issue and guilt as justification. Trespass on the case, Volume 2 No. 53 Trespass on the case
1794-08-05 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It has formerly been a question whether the sheriff was liable for the costs and errors of his deputies and under officers. Trespass on the case, Volume 2 No. 54 Trespass on the case
1794-08-07 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In case of an escape of the debtor from prison, if the jail is insufficient and the sheriff has been guilty of negligence, the creditor has a threefold remedy. Sheriff & Gaoler, Volume 2 No. 55 Escape of the debtor from prison
1794-08-08 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Whenever the pawnee has so conducted with the pledge, that it receives an inquiry, he is liable in an act of trespass on the case. Trespass on the case, Volume 2 No. 56 Bailment pawnee & pledge
1794-08-11 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa If a person sells an article to which he has not title, but which he has in his possession and to which he supposes he has good title, an action of fraud will not lie Private wrongs, Volume 2 No. 57 Fraudulent sale
1794-08-12 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Private wrongs, Volume 2 No. 58 Trespass on the case
1794-08-13 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Contract, the lowest kind are those by parol which are either express or implied, the technical term for these action is assumpsit. Assumpsit, Volume 2 No. 59 Assumpsit
1794-08-14 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa An action of indebitatus assumpsit express and for debt will all lie against the transgressor of the by-laws of a corporation there is is a certain penalty annexed. Assumpsit, Volume 2 No. 60 Indebitatus assumpsit
1794-08-15 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Assumpsit lies not only upon parol contracts but also upon such written ones as are not specialties, which are such as do not detail the contract at length. Assumpsit, Volume 2 No. 61 Assumpsit
1794-08-16 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Assumpsit will not lie to recover back a voluntary courtesy, tho' done for the advantage of the person to whom the favor is shown & with an expectation of a reward. Assumpsit, Volume 2 No. 62 Assumpsit
1794-09-02 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It is laid down by the writers upon the subject that the action of assumpsit is founded upon consent, express or implied. Contracts, Volume 2 No. 63 Consent
1794-09-03 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Where there has been a failure to fulfilling any one article of contract, the action of assumpsit will lie for the whole. Contracts, Volume 2 No. 64 Failure to fulfill contract
1794-09-04 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Indebitatus assumpsit for money lent will lie. But where money is lent to a third person at the request of another, it will not do to state in the declaration Assumpsit, Volume 2 No. 65 Indebitatus assumpsit
1794-09-05 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The mode of pleading the statute of limitation in England is non debitatus assumpsit infra sextos annos. But we plead the statute as we plead other things that there is such Statute of limitations, Volume 2 No. 66 Pleading the statute of limitation
1794-09-06 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A seventh defense which may be plead in bar of this action is one that may be plead in bar of every action of debt; it is a foreign attachment. Action for debt, Volume 2 No. 67 Action of debt
1794-09-08 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The action of debt lies for all express contracts either in parol or writing. Action for debt, Volume 2 No. 68 Action of debt
1794-09-09 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa There are certain bonds founded on illegal consideration which both law and equity support as where a man has lived in concubinage with a woman and for that gives her a bond. Action for debt, Volume 2 No. 69 Bonds
1794-09-10 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In drawing releases, the most extensive word that can be used is a release from all bonds. Action for debt, Volume 2 No. 70 Releases
1794-09-11 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The various defences and shifts that the defendant can make. The first business of the defendant is to look to the jurisdiction of the court and see if they can take cognizance of the cause. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 71 Jurisdiction of court
1794-09-12 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The plaintiff may move an arrest of judgment in consequence of any material defect in the defendant's plea as well as the defendant in consequence of any material defect in the plaintiff's declaration. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 72 Arrest of judgment
1794-09-13 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Where there are more plaintiffs or defendants than one to a suit, the death of one is not an abatement of the writ unless it is an action for the recovery of real property, then the suit is abated. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 73 Death of a plaintiff
1794-09-15 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa One rule in pleading abatement is that it must be plead before any imparlance or adjournment of the action. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 74 Abatement
1794-09-16 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Where one of the parties has demurred and he finds upon the demurrer that the case is like to go against him, the court will permit him to take back the demurrer and put in another plea. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 75 Demurrer
1794-09-17 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa When a plea in bar is defectively noted, the defect may be cured by the replication of the Plaintiff which admits the plea in bar to be good or which is itself defectively plead and demurred to the defendant. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 76 Replication
1794-09-18 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The 1st cause is discovery of new and material testimony. It must be such as could not have been had at a former trial. New trials, Volume 2 No. 77 New trial
1794-09-19 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa This is a process that always presupposes an original judgment that gave birth to it. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 78 Scire facias
1794-09-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A writ of prohibition is a writ which the superior court issues to prohibit any further process in an action of which an inferior court has not jurisdiction Prerogative writs, Volume 2 No. 79 Writ of prohibition
1794-10-27 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Mr. Reeve began his lectures after fall vacation but not having completed his course of lectures last term, he did not begin as usual with his introductory lectures. The time when the conveyance is considered fraudulent is not till the grantee has possession and the property is changed. Fraudulent conveyance, Volume 2 No. 80 Fraudulent conveyances
1794-10-28 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa If the grant was made without any consideration, the chattel is liable to purchasers and creditors of every description and as to them the grant is entirely void. Fraudulent conveyance, Volume 2 No. 81 Fraud from grantor
1794-10-29 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The fraud must either arise from false representations, as a concealment of fact which a man is bound in good conscience to disclose. Fraudulent conveyance, Volume 2 No. 82 Fraudulent conduct
1794-10-30 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A contract must be both morally or lawfully and physically possible or it will not be enforced by a court of law or equity, and no penalty will be annexed to the non-performance. Contracts, Volume 2 No. 83 Contract
1794-11-04 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Municipal law is a law of society commanding that which is right and prohibiting that which is wrong. Municipal law, Volume 1 No. 1 Municipal Law
1794-11-05 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The law merchant is a law regulating and applicable to a certain class of tranactions, principally of the mercantile nature. Municipal law, Volume 1 No. 2 Law merchant
1794-11-06 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Statutes are either general or special. General statutes are those which regard the common wealth at large and operate upon the entire subjects about which they are conversant. Municipal law, Volume 1 No. 3 Statutes general & special
1794-11-06 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In point of property by her marriage. Authorities to the principles laid down in the last lecture. Coke Littleton 350, 351 300a. The interest the wife acquires in the real estate of hear husband. In England, she has the right of dower which is one third of the real estate of which the husband was seized during coverture. Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 6 Advantages the wife acquires
1794-11-07 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Penal statutes have in some cases been construed liberally so as to bring in a man who came within the spirit of the statute. Municipal law, Volume 1 No. 4 Penal statutes
1794-11-08 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa 1st those of husband and wife. The right which a husband acquires over the wife's estate. The marriage transfers all the personal estate of which the wife is possessed to the husband. Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 5 Private relations
1794-11-12 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa How far binding herself. This is a novel action established by the courts in England but which has not yet been before our courts to the extent it is designed to be carried. Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 7 Feme coverts
1794-11-13 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa entered into during coverture. This husband is never liable for his wife's contracts any more than for those of an indifferent person, unless he has in some way given his assent Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 8 Husband's liability for wife's contracts
1794-11-14 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa She may exercise a free right over all her property where the husband's interest is not affected by it. Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 9 Feme covert to convey property
1794-11-15 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa during coverture. She has no way to acquire personal but whatever came to her by legacy or in any way other, may pass to the husband, except that property which is given to her separate use. Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 10 Wife's capacity to acquire property
1794-11-15 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa to her during coverture. 1st of wrongs to her property. Her personal property can hardly be injured so that she can have a right of action for it is all put into the husband's hands by the marriage. Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 11 Wife's right of action for wrongs done
1794-11-19 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Before the Statute of George 2nd. At common law, a marriage was nothing more than a contract between the parties and a subsequent living together. Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 12 Marriage at common law
1794-11-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The causes for which divorces are granted in Connecticut are adultery; seven years absence without affording any support to his family and fraudulent contract. Baron & feme, Volume 1 No. 13 Divorce in Connecticut
1794-11-21 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa First of minors by which is meant persons within the age of 21 years. Parent & child, Volume 1 No. 14 Parent & child
1794-11-22 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa We have mentioned that infants may rescind all their contracts of whatever nature except for necessaries, and that the infant who has by a fair, honest contract parted with any article of his property, that he may reclaim it at his pleasure. Parent & child, Volume 1 No. 15 Infant-contracts
1794-11-25 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa An infant sold two ounces of her hair which was accordingly cut off, and her hair was much injured thereby. She was allowed to treat the contract as entirely void and brought an action of trespass. Parent & child, Volume 1 No. 16 Infant-real property
1794-11-26 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Who they are. Those are illegitimate who are not born in wedlock and those who are not born within 40 weeks after wedlock has ceased. Parent & child, Volume 1 No. 17 Illegitimate children; bastards
1794-12-01 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa When the wife is divorced a mensa et thoro and has a child, that child is a bastard. Parent & child, Volume 1 No. 18 Divorce a mensa et toro
1794-12-02 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Where a widow has children and marries a man, the husband is not obliged to support her children if they are paupers at the time he marries the widow; if they are not of that time paupers, he is liable for their maintenance. See Burns Justice under the head of poor and the authorities there cited. Parent & child, Volume 1 No. 19 Widow with children marries
1794-12-03 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It is laid down in the books that the parent may give the child reasonable correction. Parent & child, Volume 1 No. 20 Parents' power to correct child
1794-12-04 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Where the father is dead, the Court of Probate in this state may appoint a guardian until the child is 14. Guardian & Ward, Volume 1 No. 21 Guardian & ward
1794-12-05 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Slavery is unjust and in Connecticut illegal. It exists in this state, but it exists as other crimes and vices do. Master & Servant, Volume 1 No. 22 On slavery
1794-12-09 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Apprentices are persons bound to learn a trade. They are generally minors. Master & Servant, Volume 1 No. 23 Apprentices
1794-12-10 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The master may avail himself of the contracts made with his servant for the benefit of the master, where the servant acted in capacity of an agent. Master & Servant, Volume 1 No. 24 Servants' contracts
1794-12-11 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The master is entitled to his action against the person who entices his servant to leave his service. Master & Servant, Volume 1 No. 25 Master's remedies for servants
1794-12-12 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It has been a question whether in case of an escape where the debtor has liberty of the yard, it is in the sheriff a voluntary escape. Sheriff & Gaoler, Volume 1 No. 26 Bailor & bailee
1794-12-13 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Another class of people besides the sheriffs who are bailees at all events are Innkeepers or tavern keepers. It is the tavern keeper's duty to entertain travellers. Inns & Innkeepers, Volume 1 No. 27 Innkeepers tavern keepers
1794-12-16 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Common carriers are persons whose employment it is to transport property of others from one place to another. Bailments, Volume 1 No. 28 Bailor bailee common carrier
1794-12-17 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa We have mentioned the naked bailee to keep, and now of him that has something to do with the property as to remove property without reward and to oblige a friend. Bailments, Volume 1 No. 29 Common bailee
1794-12-18 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa One thing was omitted under the head of escapes in this State. It is a law of the United States that the defendant must be sued in the state where he lives. Bailments, Volume 1 No. 30 Common bailee pawns
1794-12-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa 1st in order to have a contract good, the parties must be capable of contracting. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 31 On contracts
1794-12-23 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa At common law, those only were aliens who were born within the [word] legience of parents not in obedience to the King. 7 Car 16. But by a statute made in the reign of Elizabeth Contracts, Volume 1 No. 32 Contracts of aliens
1794-12-24 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Contracts are either express or implied. To make a person liable upon either, the law supposes an assent and the form of action proceeds upon that ground. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 33 Contracts-duress
1794-12-25 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Ignorance of a person's rights will sometimes annihilate a contract. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 34 Contracts-fraudulent
1794-12-26 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa We have observed that a court of law will vacate the contract where the fraud is in the execution which seems to preclude the necessity of a court of equity's interfering. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 35 Fraudulent contract
1794-12-30 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa If the thing contracted to be done is an impossibility in the nature of things, the contract or covenant to do it is utterly void. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 37 Contracts impossible to perform
1794-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A contract to do an unlawful act can never be enforced. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 38 Contracts illegal
1794-21-27 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The following case do not comport with the principles of the common law. A man has corrupt wine for sale, the purchaser asks if it is good. The vendor says, Taste for yourself, be your own judge. An action was not held to lie for the damage. Moore 126; 1 Siderfin 146. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 36 Contracts-fraud
1795-01-01 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The observations made by Mr. Reeve in the lecture are to be found in pages of those lectures delivered in October. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 39 Contracts usury
1795-01-03 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A man may receive the legal interest on his notes any time within the year and again put the interest upon interest which is more than at the note of six percent, Contracts, Volume 1 No. 40 Usury
1795-01-06 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The court of equity proceeds to do justice between the parties without any regard to the usurious contract. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 41 Jurisdiction of courts in usury
1795-01-07 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa If a man contracts not to carry on his trade, this is an illegal contract and cannot be enforced. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 42 Contracts illegal
1795-01-08 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A. sells to B. a horse to be paid on Jan 1. The horse is delivered to B. If the money is not paid at the time, the sale is void. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 43 A sells to B a horse
1795-01-09 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa If I tell B. to deliver to C. goods & I will pay for them, I am bound by my promise, but this has nothing to do with the Statute of fraud & is not a promise to pay the debt. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 44 If I tell B to deliver to C goods
1795-01-12 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Parol mortgages are void, for such contract comes within the statute. A gives a deed of his farm to B and at the same time the parties make a parol agreement. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 45 Parol mortgages
1795-01-13 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In a case in the second of Vesey 229, it appears that parol testimony in cases of circumstances like that will be admitted to vary the operation of a written contract. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 46 Parol testimony
1795-01-14 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa As a general rule, every contract is void, not founded on some consideration. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 47 Consideration of contracts
1795-01-15 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A parol contract, if on the face of it as stated, there is not consideration, can never sustain an action. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 47 Considerations
1795-01-16 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The lesser contract as security is always merged in a greater as a note of hand given for a bad debt. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 48 The lesser contract
1795-01-17 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It is immaterial how many securities a man has for the same debt if these securities are of the same rank. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 49 Immaterial/securities for debt
1795-01-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa 1st of their powers to rescind contracts. A court of chancery may rescind or relieve against any contract whether real or personal. Contracts, Volume 1 No. 50 Powers of Chancery in contracts
1795-01-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Distribute the estate of J.S. who is dead leaving his wife Patty Stiles and three children, A. B. & C. [21 examples] Volume 1 Distribution examples, Wills & devises
1795-01-21-1795-01-24 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Distribution according to the statute of Charles II. After paying the debts & the widow taking one third, the statute directs that the state shall be divided among all the children & their legal representatives equally. Volume 1 Distribution Statute Charles II, Wills & devises
1795-02-10 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Thirty examples of distributions by Connecticut statute. delete, Wills & devises
1795-02-10 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The distribution in the descending line in no respect differs from the distribution of personal estate under the Statute of Car. And only it comprehends real as well as personal estate of every description. Volume 1 Distribution in Connecticut, Wills & devises
1795-02-10 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa J. Stiles is dead without issue & died seised of B acre which came to him by descent or devise or deed of gift from his father Reuben. [30 examples of distributions by Connecticut statute.] Volume 1 Connecticut distributions, Wills & devises
1795-02-14 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Legacy is a bequest of [word] & property delete, Wills & devises
1795-02-14 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa A legacy is a bequest of personal property. Volume 1 No. 62 Legacies, Wills & devises
1795-02-16 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa If a legacy is given to a minor delete, Wills & devises
1795-02-16 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa If a legacy is given to a minor child, the executor can not discharge himself by paying it over to the father of the legatee. Volume 1 No. 63 Legacies, Wills & devises
1795-02-17 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Wills & devises
1795-02-17 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Personal property cannot be so given as to make it an entailed estate. Volume 1 No. 64 Legacies, Wills & devises
1795-02-18 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Wills & devises
1795-02-18 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Donatio mortis causa is a gift in contemplation of death. The gift is void if the donor recovers his health. Volume 1 No. 65 Donatio mortis causa, Wills & devises
1795-02-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Wills & devises
1795-02-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Where the personal property has all been exhausted to pay specialty and simple contract debts, the legatee cannot come upon the devisee Volume 1 No. 66 Legacies, Wills & devises
1795-02-21 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Executor & Administrators
1795-02-21 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The court who has the power of granting letters of administration has the power of revoking those letters. Executor & Administrators, Volume 1 No. 67 Letters of administration
1795-02-24 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Executor & Administrators
1795-02-24 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa When judgment has been rendered in favor of one executor and on his death an administrator, i.e., bonis non [de bonis non administratis] is appointed, he takes advantage of that judgment by a scire facias. Executor & Administrators, Volume 1 No. 68 Death of an administrator
1795-02-25 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Executor & Administrators
1795-02-25 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It is a good defence for the executor in England to plead plene administravit. Executor & Administrators, Volume 1 No. 69 Plene administravit
1795-02-26 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Executor & Administrators
1795-02-26 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa An appeal may be taken from any decision of the court of probate by any person aggrieved by such decision. Executor & Administrators, Volume 1 No. 70 Connecticut intestate statute
1795-02-27 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Wills & devises
1795-02-27 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Wills meet with more indulgence than other instrument in their construction. The intention of the testator is the guide. Volume 1 No. 71 Wills, Wills & devises
1795-02-28 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Wills & devises
1795-02-28 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Nuncupative wills had no restraint upon them at Common Law but by the Statute of Charles, they are laid under so many restrictions that they are almost prohibited. Volume 1 No. 72 Nuncupative wills, Wills & devises
1795-03-03 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa delete, Executor & Administrators
1795-03-03 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa When an executor is sued and a recovery had, no judgment goes against him personally, but against the goods and chattels of the testator in his hands. Executor & Administrators, Volume 1 No. 73 Suit against an executor
1795-03-04 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa For the most of this lecture, see Blackstone's Commentaries 2nd volume. But so long as a man can retain them in view, they are his, but when they once get fairly away, they are the property of the first fortunate finder. Title by occupancy to things personal, Volume 1 No. 74 Title by occupancy
1795-03-05 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Where the suit was brought to recover land, the judgment always ascertained the title without an execution. Title by deed, Volume 1 No. 75 Executions English law
1795-03-06 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In this State, the execution goes against the person, the chattels, and the lands. Title by deed, Volume 1 No. 76 Executions Connecticut
1795-03-10 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Bail is where a man undertakes or is hired for another that he shall do a certain act and if he does not do it, he is liable in a certain [word] Bail, Volume 1 No. 77 Bail
1795-03-11 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Bonds upon appeal [are] not known at common law. If a man will appeal from any judgment, he must find bonds to prosecute his appeal to effect. Bail, Volume 1 No. 78 Bonds upon appeal
1795-03-12 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Who may not be a witness. Persons interested cannot be witnesses; 2nd persons infamous; 3rd persons destitute of discernment; 4th persons entrusted with the secrets of one of the parties, as lawyers. Evidence, Volume 1 No. 79 Evidence witnesses
1795-03-13 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa In an action of account, the interested parties are admitted as witnesses. Evidence, Volume 1 No. 80 Evidence
1795-03-14 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa When a number of persons have been guilty of an offence, as if B. & C had been guilty of an assault and battery, one may be sued and the other taken as witnesses. Evidence, Volume 1 No. 81 Evidence
1795-03-17 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Rule: the best evidence the nature of the case will admit of is always required. Evidence, Volume 1 No. 82 Evidence
1795-03-18 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa By the English law, any person summoned as a witness is not liable to an arrest while in court or going to or from court. Evidence, Volume 1 No. 83 Witnesses
1795-03-19 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa The use of verdicts to be given in evidence. In general, they are not admitted. But in a contest between the same parties upon the same point, a former verdict may be given in evidence. Evidence, Volume 1 No. 84 Use of verdicts
1795-03-20 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It was formerly considered as a custom and to be proved like facts and other customs must have been plead specially. But now is considered as a Law. Mercantile law, Volume 1 No. 85 Lex mercatoria
1795-03-22 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Bills of exchange must be payable in money or tis not good. Bills of exchange & promissory notes, Volume 1 No. 86 Bills of exchange & good money
1795-03-24 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa Endorsements is the negotiability of a note restrained by endorsing to the endorsee, leaving out the word "order." Bills of exchange & promissory notes, Volume 1 No. 87 Indorsements
1795-03-26 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa If a man has once accepted a bill, he is ever bound by it, notwithstanding he may refuse in consequence of the bankruptcy of the drawer. Bills of exchange & promissory notes, Volume 1 No. 88 Law merchant
1795-03-27 Reeve, Tapping Bacon, Asa It never includes any captures, neither is it a deviation if driven out of their cause to avoid an enemy. Mercantile law, Volume 1 No. 89 Perils of the sea
1800-06-20 not applicable Bacon, Asa The outward semblance of discord between our Books doth arise from the ignorance of the inward understanding of the said cases. 8 Coke's Reports 91. Miscellaneous principles or rules, Volume 4 Quote from Coke
1800-06-20 not applicable Bacon, Asa Of the intention of the Devisor Law for it shall govern the devise. [95 quotes and decisions from English and State reports, separated by lines drawn across the page.] Miscellaneous principles or rules, Volume 4 Miscellaneous observations