Cheever, Samuel

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Digitized Notebooks

v. 1
v. 2

Birth Date

1787-11-22

Death Date

1874-09-25

Notes

Both volumes bound in full calf. Dated lectures in vol. 1 begin June 1, 1812. The volume contains municipal law, baron & feme, master & servant, parent & child, including guardian & ward, sheriff & gaoler, executors & administrators and private wrongs. Dated lectures in volume 2 end in May 1813. The second volume contains pleas & pleadings with supplementary notes, evidence, powers of chancery, and public wrongs

Provenance

Both volumes are inscribed S. Cheever.

Cheever, Samuel Notebooks

Lecture Date Lecturer Notebook Author Opening Line All terms
not applicable Cheever, Samuel S. Cheever Title Page, Volume 1 Signature page
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel The right which the husband acquires by marriage over the personal property of the wife. Personal property is of three kinds. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Baron & feme
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The object of construing the law is to ascertain the intention of the law maker. Municipal law, Volume 1 Construction of statutes
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel I shall now notice debts due from the husband to the wife at the time of marriage, also such as become due after coverture. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Debts due from the husband to the wife
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel If it be of mere personal property, the will must be merely nugatory, since there is nothing on which it can operate. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Does marriage revoke the will of a feme sole
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Executors & administrators are the representatives of deceased persons as to their personal estates & the duties which affect them. Executor & Administrators, Volume 1 Executors & administrators
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel And also his right to damages for injuries done to the person of the wife during coverture. To real property, he has the same right as if she possessed it before marriage Baron & feme, Volume 1 Husband's right of property accruing during coverture
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel She can acquire nothing during coverture but what will accrue to her husband. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Interest which the wife acquires in husband's property
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The second branch of municipal law is "Lex Scripta," by which is meant the statute law or acts of Parliament. Municipal law, Volume 1 Lex scripta
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel Minors male are at age of consent in marriage at 14 years, and females at 12. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Of marriage contracts by minors
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel These are frequently made on an intended wife and her issue and are in reality voluntary gifts. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Of marriage settlements
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Merely to plead a statute, nothing more is necessary than to show that the facts come within it. Municipal law, Volume 1 Of pleadings statutes
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel These are personal estates in lands, or rather chattel interests in lands, which are estates for years. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Of the wife's chattels real
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel There is no question but she may in another's right independent of her husband. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Of the wife's executing power of attorney
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel In England, replevin is a redelivery to the owner by legal process of cattle or goods distrained for any cause or security given to try the right and to redeliver if judgment be vs. him. Replevin, Volume 1 Private wrongs: action of replevin
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel Slander consists in maliciously defaming a person. Private wrongs, Volume 1 Private wrongs: action of slander
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel Action of trespass of injuries to personal property. Trespass in its most extensive signification at Com law is any transgression of Law short of treason, felony and misprision of these. Public wrongs, Volume 1 Private wrongs: action of trespass of injuries
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel Every unlawful restraint of one's liberty or rather, every violation of one's right of locomotion is false imprisonment e.g. illegal confinement in a private house, street, etc. Private wrongs, Volume 1 Private wrongs: action of trespass vi et armis
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel This action originally lay only in cases where one found the &c of another and refused to deliver them on demand, but converted them. Private wrongs, Volume 1 Private wrongs: action of Trover
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel As to the nature of slander by writing 1st whatever words would be actionable if spoken are clearly so when written. Private wrongs, Volume 1 Private wrongs: slander by writing
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel Action of trespass on the case arising ex delicto for injuries to the person and personal property. This action lies for wrongs not accompanied with force, as acts, tho' not forcible, are injurious and culpable neglects and omissions. Trespass on the case, Volume 1 Trespass on the case
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel First, a custom must be immemorial. Second, continued; third, acquiesced in; fourth, reasonable, or not unreasonable. Municipal law, Volume 1 What constitutes a good custom
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel A public officer may be prosecuted by a person in a private capacity and his private right; for the public is the party injured. Municipal law, Volume 1 Who may prosecute upon penal statutes
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel The next subject I shall consider is whether the wife has a power to devise. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Wife's power to devise her property
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel This writ issues where a man has good reason for not Audita querula, Volume 1 Writ of audita querula
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel This is a writ by which a person restrained of his liberty may be brot before some superior court for some special purpose. Habeas corpus, Volume 1 Writ of habeas corpus
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel This is a prerogative writ issuing generally from B.R. to prevent inferior courts from deciding cases out of the their jurisdiction. Prerogative writs, Volume 1 Writ of prohibition
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel A Bill of exception is a statement of facts and of some interlocutory judgment forwarded before these annexed to the record for the purpose of laying a foundation of a writ of error. Bills of exception, Volume 2 Bills of exceptions
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel The principles regarding writs of error laid down in the Eng books must be everywhere essentially the same. But the mode of carrying them to execution is different in different states. Volume 2 Writs of error, Writs of error
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel The motive for a new trial in England is sustained by granting a rule to show cause suspends the judgment. New trials, Voluume 2 New trials
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Law in its more general and extensive signification is a rule of action or conduct. Municipal Law is a rule of civil society prescribed by the supreme power of the State commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong. Municipal law, Volume 1 Municipal law
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel This is a common thing. In England, it must be done by fine; in this country, an ordinary mode of conveyance will answer. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Wife's mortgaging her lands to aid husband
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel In all well regulated governments, some forms are adopted to give efficiency to this contract. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Of marriage
1812-01-01 to 1813-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel This is a prerogative writ issuing in Eng from B.R. and assures in some degree in its effect to the specific relief afforded in Chancery. Prerogative writs, Volume 1 Writ of mandamus
1812-06-01 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel A servant is one who is subject to the personal authority of another; a master is one who uses that authority. Master & Servant, Volume 1 Master & servant
1812-06-01 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel With regard to slavery, it has been doubted by many whether it has ever been legalized in Connecticut. I have not hesitation to say that it has been legalized in Connecticut by the laws Master & Servant, Volume 1 Slavery
1812-06-02 to 1812-06-21 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Servants of the fifth class are denominated agents, such are brokers, factors, attorneys &c. Master & Servant, Volume 1 Agents
1812-06-02 to 1812-06-21 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Apprentices are the second class of servants, denominated so from the French word apprendre, to learn, because they are usually bound for the purpose of being instructed. Master & Servant, Volume 1 Apprentices
1812-06-02 to 1812-06-21 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel This class is unknown to the common law, but a law or statute providing that a debtor committed on execution, having no estate to satisfy the debt, may be assigned Master & Servant, Volume 1 Debtors in service
1812-06-02 to 1812-06-21 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The general rule is, he is liable to his master for all willful wrongs, for all neglect of duty by which the master is injured. Master & Servant, Volume 1 How far the servant is liable
1812-06-02 to 1812-06-21 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Servants of the third class are menial or domestic servants, and as to these, there is hardly any particular rule peculiar to them. Master & Servant, Volume 1 Menial servants
1812-06-02 to 1812-06-21 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel And under this division, the first inquiries will be, in what cases the master is bound by, and in what he can take the advantage of his servant's acts. Master & Servant, Volume 1 Rules applying to master & servant
1812-06-02 to 1812-06-21 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel We have in Connecticut a statute that introduces a new rule on this subject, by which, if anyone under the government of a master is authorized to contract for himself, the master Master & Servant, Volume 1 Servants' contracts
1812-06-22 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel An infant or minor by the Common Law of England is any one who is under the age of 21 years. Parent & child, Volume 1 Parent & child guardian & ward
1812-06-23 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Miscellaneous particulars. In England the age for choosing guardians is 14 both in males and females. But in Connecticut by statute it is 14 in males and 12 in females. Parent & child, Volume 1 Age for choosing guardians
1812-06-24 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel We have a statute in Connecticut that no person under a parent, guardian or master shall have right to contract or to bind himself without the consent of the parents &c. Parent & child, Volume 1 Guardian consent for contract
1812-06-25 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel An infant is not bound by a contract to pay for repairing his building for tho' these repairs are necessary they do not come within the legal description of necessaries. Parent & child, Volume 1 Contracts of infants
1812-06-26 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel It is generally said in our books that a penal bond given by an infant is absolutely void on the ground that there is no apparent benefit or semblance of benefit arising to an infant in an instrument which might subject him to a penalty. Parent & child, Volume 1 Penal bonds given by infants
1812-06-27 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel There is a distinction between the time and manner in which an infant may avoid a voidable contract. Parent & child, Volume 1 Voidable contracts of infants
1812-06-29 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel I have already treated of infants rights & duties and here I will treat of the manner of exercising those rights and performing those duties. Parent & child, Volume 1 Manner of suing infants
1812-06-30 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel General rule. An infant defendant must always appear by guardian. Parent & child, Volume 1 How infants may be sued
1812-07-01 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Under this distinction, it will be necessary to inquire or consider who are legitimate and who are not legitimate children. Parent & child, Volume 1 Rights & duties of parents & child
1812-07-02 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The rights of an illegitimate are such only as he can acquire for he can derive nothing by descent or succession. He is called in the law filius nullius. Parent & child, Volume 1 Rights & duties of illegitimates
1812-07-03 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The rights and duties of Parents & Legitimate children reciprocally. The duties of parents towards legitimate children consist in three particulars, Maintenance, Protection and Education. Parent & child, Volume 1 Reciprocal rights of parents & child
1812-07-06 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Having gone through the first duty, viz. Maintenance, I will now proceed to the second, viz. Protection. Parent & child, Volume 1 Protection
1812-07-08 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel This is an action brought by the father for the loss of service, and the daughter can therefore have no interest in the suit to prevent her from being a witness. Parent & child, Volume 1 Loss of service
1812-07-09 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The third species of guardian at law is called Guardianship in socage. Guardian & Ward, Volume 1 Guardian in socage
1812-07-10 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel I have now gone through the different kinds of guardians and I would remark that there is a vast deal of confusion in the books. Guardian & Ward, Volume 1 Different kinds of guardians
1812-07-11 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The only remaining division of this title relates to the settlement of infants & first a settlement may be required by birth. Guardian & Ward, Volume 1 Settlement of infants
1812-07-13 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel In the first place as to the nature of the office and the manner of appointing to it. The word "sheriff" in its original sense denotes the keeper of a county or shire, derived from two Saxon words, Shire and reeve or governor. Sheriff & Gaoler, Volume 1 Sheriff & gaoler
1812-07-14 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel In England, by common law, the sheriff is a judicial as well as executive and ministerial, hence it is that he holds courts and does many other things. Sheriff & Gaoler, Volume 1 Authority & duty of sheriffs & gaoler
1812-07-15 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel An escape is where a person under lawful arrest or restraint of his liberty either violently breaks or secretly evades the restraint and goes at large Sheriff & Gaoler, Volume 1 Escapes
1812-07-16 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel If a sheriff or other officer make a false return, he is liable in an action of trespass on the case to the party aggrieved by the falsity. Sheriff & Gaoler, Volume 1 False returns
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Pleas in abatement regularly begin and conclude to the writ or as the case may be to the declaration. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 12 Pleas: Writ
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Pleas to the action or pleas in bar. A plea in bar is one which Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 13 Pleas: Pleas to the action
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel But the rule as to actions of Assumpsit is generally true. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 15 Pleas: Rule in actions of assumpsit
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel In every plea, two things are necessary. 1st that the matter be sufficient. 2 that it be expressing writing in the forms of Law. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 2 Pleas: General rules
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel This is a fault in pleading; and it is not true, tho' it is sometimes said, not to be a fault in dilatory pleas. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 22 Pleas: Duplicity
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel This demurring to evidence is a pleading of necessity and is yet rational. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 26 Pleas: Of Demurrer to evidence
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel We will now consider what courses of action can not be joined. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 5 Pleas: Actions not joined
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel It was observed in the last lecture that actions may be consolidated by Court and also costs must be paid up to the time of consolidation. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 6 Pleas: Actions consolidated
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel A second cause of abatement is coverture, i.e. that the Defendant is a married woman. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 9 Pleas: Cause of abatement
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Arson is at Com Law the willful and malicious burning of the house or out house of another. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Arson
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel When any one is arrested on the charge of a crime and brought before a Magistrate who had cognizance of the offence only as a court of enquiry, it is a duty to enquire into the facts charged, and to determine whether the prisoner ought to be held to trial. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Bail in criminal cases
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Clergyable felonies are those in which the benefit of clergy is allowed the offender. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Benefit of clergy
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Burglary is the offence of breaking and entering into the mansion house of another in the night season with intent to commit felony. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Burglary
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel In Eng no costs are allowed on either side when the Crown prosecutes, except in certain statute specific cases. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Costs in criminal cases
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The highest court of original criminal as well as civil jurisdiction in Connecticut is the Superior Court. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Criminal courts in Connecticut
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel It is not always the case that an individual can have his action to redress the civil injury occasioned by a public offence; for it is regularly true at Com law that where the offence amounts to felony, that the civil injury is merged therein. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Doctrine of Merger
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel An infinite number of question which are new are constantly arising in the law of evidence. They cannot all be detailed in a general treatise of the subject. Evidence, Volume 2 Evidence
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Felonious homicide is the killing of any human creature without justification or excuse and it may be committed either by killing one's self or another person. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Felonious homicide
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Felony is any offence which at Common Law occasions a forfeiture of goods or lands or of both. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Felony
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Forgery is at Com Law the fraudulent making or altering of a writing to the prejudice of another's right. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Forgery
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Homicide is the killing of any human creature. Whoever kills another commits homicide. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Homicide
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Larceny, or what in common parlance is called theft, it of two kinds: simple and mixed. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Larceny
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Manslaughter is defined to be unlawful killing of another without malice, and may be either intentional or unintentional, voluntary or involuntary. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Manslaughter
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Mixed larceny has all the properties of simple larceny, but is accompanied with the aggravation of taking the goods from one's house or person or from both. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Mixed larceny
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Murder is a felonious homicide of the highest and most atrocious kind. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Murder
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Another cause of abatement is the misjoinder or non-joinder of the parties; in either case they may plead in abatement. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 10 Pleas: Non or misjoinder
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Positing of another suit is another cause of abatement, i.e. another suit for the same thing between the same parties. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 11 Pleas: Positing
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Every issue in fact regularly contains the words Modo et Forma i.e., in manner and form. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 14 Pleas: Modo et forma
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel There is another kind of plea, viz., one stating special facts tending to prove the general issue and concluding with the general issue in point of form. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 16 Pleas: Special facts
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The office of a novel assignment is to take out of the plea in bar something to which plea in bar or other defence made Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 17 Pleas: Novel assignment
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel There has been much speculation about the proper office of inducement, a nd about traversing an inducement. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 21 Pleas: [need word]
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel It is a general rule of common law that where a party declares on or pleads ordeal, he must make "profert" of it. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 23 Pleas: Profert & Oyer
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel This is a dereliction or abandonment of a former defence or claim for one that is distinct from it. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 24 Pleas: Departure in pleadings
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel In civil cases judgment on demurrer, unless to dilatory pleas, is peremptory. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 25 Pleas: Effects of a demurrer
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel To arrest judgment is to stop or stay it, i.e., to prevent its being rendered. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 27 Pleas: Arrest of judgment & repleader
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel If the grant of an [word] is [word] without.... to have been done by deed, the verdict cures this. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 28 Pleas: Grant of [word]
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Pleading begins "de novo" at that stage when the first deviation from the rule of pleading occurred. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 29 Pleas: Repleader awarded
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel If the declaration, the plea, or any pleading on either side want necessary form, or omits the circumstances of time, place, &c it is voided by the adverse party's pleading over instead of demurring. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 3 Pleas: Defects
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel It has been mentioned in England the causes of arresting judgment are intrinsic. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 30 Pleas: Arrest of judgment
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel 1st joinder of the Plaintiffs. It is a general rule that when two or more persons are jointly interested in one right, they may and ought to join in declaration for violation of that right. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 4 Pleas: Joinder of parties
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Dilatory pleas of the second kind are pleas to the disability of the Plaintiff i.e. which question his right or capacity to maintain the motion. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 7 Pleas: Dilatory pleas
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The third kind of dilatory pleas are Pleas in abatement. The word "Abatement" in law denotes prostration or demolition as in case of nuisance or misnomer in a writ. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 8 Pleas: In abatement
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel The right of punishing crimes is found in the laws of nature. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Of the right of Punishment
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Perjury is the offence of swearing wilfully, absolutely & falsely in a matter material to the issue or point in question under an oath lawfully administered in some judicial matter. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Perjury
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel It is regularly true that all persons in society are liable to be punished for disobedience to the law except such as are expressly exempted therefrom. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Persons incapable of committing crimes
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel In certain cases the killing without malice aforethought from its particular atrocity is called petit treason, but whatever be its aggravation, it is essentially the same as murder. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Petit treason
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 not identified Cheever, Samuel Supplementary notes to Pleas and Pleadings. Note A. Pleas to the disability are often called pleas in abatement. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 Pleas: Supplementary notes
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel For the commission of crimes persons may be guilty in different degrees, which causes the division of offenders into principles and accessories. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Principals and Accessories
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Of the nature of crimes. That branch of the Municipal Law which treats of crimes is sometime called criminal law, sometimes Pleas of the Crown and sometimes Public Wrongs. Public wrongs, Volume 2 Public wrongs
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel Pleadings are defined to be the mutual altercations between the Plaintiff and Defendant in a suit, put into legal form, and set down in writing. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 1 Pleas & pleadings
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel There are modes of denying allegations, 1st by technical traverse. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 18 Pleas: Technical traverse
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel It is a general rule "that there cannot be a traverse upon a traverse." Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 19 Pleas: Traverse
1813-01-01 to 1813-12-31 Gould, James Cheever, Samuel In general, a protestation does not avail if the issue is found against him. Pleas & pleadings, Volume 2 No. 20 Pleas: Protestation
1813-05-03 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel The general powers of the court of chancery are incapable of a definition. They must be learned by considering the cases and subject about which they are conversant. Chancery, Volume 2 No. 1 Powers of Chancery
1813-05-04 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel I shall observe to you as I proceed all the cases where Courts of Chancery apply the principles of Law, where the Courts of Law have refused and there are many principles to be learned. Chancery, Volume 2 No. 2 Powers of chancery
1813-05-05 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel I have observed that it was a general rule that Chancery did not interfere in personal contracts where there was an adequate remedy at Law. Chancery, Volume 2 No. 3 Powers of chancery
1813-05-06 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel I have already observed that Chancery will deny a specific performance of a contract where they would not rescind it. Chancery, Volume 2 No. 4 Powers of chancery
1813-05-07 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel Courts of chancery have also assumed the power of relieving usurious contracts. Chancery, Volume 2 No. 5 Powers of chancery
1813-05-08 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel Chancery also exercise the power of relieving [word] penalties. Chancery, Volume 2 No. 6 Powers of chancery
1813-05-10 Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel To continue the subject of marshaling assets. The heir is bound when assets are enumerated to pay no more than just the amount taken out Chancery, Volume 2 No. 7 Powers of chancery
[1813-05-11] Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel Of allowing a wife a separate maintenance or separate property from the husband. Chancery, Volume 2 No. 8 Powers of chancery
[1813-05-12] Reeve, Tapping Cheever, Samuel From J. Reeve's notes direct. In England, any bond creditor is considered as having a lien on land of which the debtor died siesed, but if the debtor in his lifetime Chancery, Volume 2 No. 9 Powers of chancery