Mather, Nathaniel

Biographical Information from the Litchfield Historical Society

http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ledger/students/1703

Digitized Notebooks

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Birth Date

1788-09-22

Death Date

1837-04-23

Mather, Nathaniel Notebooks

Lecture Date Lecturer Notebook Author Opening Line All terms
not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Parent and Child Title Page, Volume 1 Title page half
not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Master and Servant Title Page, Volume 1 Title page half
not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Contracts Title Page, Volume 2 Title page half
not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Pleas and Pleadings Title Page, Volume 4 Title page half
not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Evidence Title Page, Volume 4 Title page half
Mather, Nathaniel Powers of Chancery Title Page, Volume 4 Title page half
not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Reeve's & Gould's Lectures Volume V. Contents Real Property Title Page, Volume 5 title page
Mather, Nathaniel Reeves Goulds Lectures Volume VI Contents: Criminal Law, Mercantile Law, Practice of Connecticut Title Page, Volume 6 Title page
1810-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel In England replevin is a redelivery to the owner by legal process of cattle or goods distressed for any cause on security given to try the right and to redeliver if judgment be against him. Replevin, Volume 3 Replevin
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel This action is to recover damages against one who has preferred an indictment or other prosecution or action against the plaintiff for a corrupt motive. Malicious prosecution, Volume 3 Action for malicious prosecution
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel It is unfortunate for us in the country where this action is so common that those of late years been entirely disused in Westminster Hall. Action of account, Volume 3 Action of account
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel The legal acceptation of the word "Debt" is a sum of money due by certain and express contract e.g., by a Bond for determinate sum. Action for debt, Volume 3 Action of debt
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 not identified Mather, Nathaniel 1st Covenant broken. This action is founded on a covenant and classed a recovery for some breach of it. Hence the name of the action. Action for covenant broken, Volume 3 Actions on contracts
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel [Appendix contains notes referring to title on bailment] Miscellaneous principles or rules, Volume 3 Appendix
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Bailment is the delivery of goods on a contract express or implied that they shall be restored to the Bailor on order when the purpose for which they were bailed is accomplished Bailments, Volume 3 Bailment
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Mather, Nathaniel To every action thee is what is called the general issue. To the action of assumpsit, the general issue is "non-assumpsit." Defenses to action, Volume 3 Defences to actions on contracts
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel At Common Law a request by the Plaintiff in action of contract is always necessary, but in many cases it may be by suit only. Notice & request, Volume 3 Notice & request
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Slander consists of maliciously defaming a person. Private wrongs, Volume 3 Private wrongs
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Reeves Goulds Lectures Volume III Contents Bailments, also Actions on Contracts, Defences to Contracts, Private Wrongs Title Page, Volume 3 title page
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Trespass in it most extensive sense at Common Law is any transgression of Law short of Treason, felony, or misprision. Private wrongs, Volume 3 Trespass for injuries to personal property
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel This action lies for wrongs not accomplished with force as an act, which tho' not founded on injurious or culpable neglect or omissions, and for consequential injuries occasioned by acts which are forcible. Trespass on the case, Volume 3 Trespass on the case
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Every lawful restraint of one's liberty or rather every violation of one's right of locomotion is false imprisonment Trespass vi et armis, Volume 3 Trespass vi et armis
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Mather, Nathaniel This writ issues directing the person or persons to appear and shew by what authority they exercise a certain office. Quo warranto, Volume 4 Writ of quo warranto
1811-01-01 to 1811-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel The law of merchants is a system of rules applicable to mercantile transactions. The law of merchants has been usually denominated a particular custom. Bills of exchange & promissory notes, Volume 6 Bills of exchange & promissory notes
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Appendix to Pleas and pleadings by James Gould Miscellaneous principles or rules, Volume 4 Appendix
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Mather, Nathaniel Evidence is that which demonstrates, makes clear or ascertains the truth of any fact or point in issue either on the one side or on the other. Evidence, Volume 4 Evidence
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel 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 4 Pleas & pleadings
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Mather, Nathaniel It is difficult to ascertain the general powers of the Court of Chancery in consequence of the great variety of cases subject to its jurisdiction. Chancery, Volume 4 Powers of Chancery
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Reeve's & Gould's Lectures Volume IV. Contents. Prerogative Writs, Pleas & Pleadings, New Trials, Writs of Error, Evidence, Powers of Chancery. Title Page, Volume 4 title page
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Prerogative Writs Title Page, Volume 4 Title page half
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Reeve, Tapping Mather, Nathaniel This writ issues where a man has a good reason for not paying an Execution but has no say in Court on which he can make his defence. Audita querula, Volume 4 Writ of audita querula
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel This is a writ by which a person restrained of his liberty may be brought before some Superior Court for some special purpose either on his own application to be relieved from confinement Habeas corpus, Volume 4 Writ of habeas corpus
1811-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel This is a prerogative writ issuing in England from B.R. and answers in some sense in its effect tot the specific relief allowed in Chancery. Prerogative writs, Volume 4 Writ of mandamus
1812-01-01 to 1812-01-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Hitherto Estates have been considered with regard to their quantity of interests. They are now to be considered with reference to the time of their enjoyment. Volume 5 Contingent remainders
1812-01-01 to 1812-01-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel This is a species of expectancy and is very much like a contingent remainder though differing in the mode of its creation. Devises, Volume 5 Executory devises
1812-01-01 to 1812-01-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel There are two modes of acquiring Estates in Lands, tenement and Heriditaments, viz., by Descent, 2nd by purhcase. Title by deed, Volume 5 Title by deed
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Law in its most extensive and general sense is a rule of action or conduct. Municipal law is defined to be "a Rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong." Municipal law, Volume 1 Municipal law
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Lectures on Law by Hon. Tapping Reeve, and James Gould, Esq. Litchfield 1812-3 Title Page, Volume 1 Title page
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Reeves and Goulds lectures in six volumes, Volume I, Contents Municipal Law, Baron and Feme, Parent and child, Guardian and Ward, Master and Servant Title Page, Volume 1 Title page second
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould and Reeve Mather, Nathaniel 1st of contracts that may be voided because of defect or want of understanding in either of the parties; and under this class will be included Idiots, Insane persons, persons of nonsense memory. Contracts, Volume 2 Contracts
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not identified Mather, Nathaniel There is a very important question upon which eminent lawyers differ. It is this. When one makes a conveyance to another with an intent to defraud his creditors Essays, Volume 2 Essay intent to defraud
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel 1st As to the nature of a sheriff's office and the manner of their appointment; the word "sheriff" is derived from two Saxon words signifying the governor or keeper of county, shire, or reeve. Sheriff & Gaoler, Volume 2 Sheriffs & jailors
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Reeves and Goulds Lectures. Volume II. Contents Sheriffs and Jailors, Executors & Administrators, Contracts, Statute of Frauds & Perjuries, Bailments Title Page, Volume 2 title page
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel The action of Ejectment has indeed in modern practice indirectly become a mode of trying a question of title to real property Ejectment, Volume 5 Action of ejectment
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel By a purchase in the Books is meant him who is entitled to Real Property in any other way than by Descents. Devises, Volume 5 Devises
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel A Mortgage is an Estate granted by a debtor to a creditor upon condition that if the debtor shall by a certain day pay the debt, the debtor may reenter. Real property & mortgages, Volume 5 Mortgages
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel The action of Trespass of which we have just been treating, we may remember, lay for the redress of injuries committed on the land &c of another while in possession of the owner. Injuries to real property, Volume 5 Ouster
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Under this general Division or Title are comprehended many lesser ones, of which as they are merely elementary and to be found in the Books, I shall take but a brief and general view. Real property & mortgages, Volume 5 Real property
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Under the general title of Injuries to real property, the injuries which may be done to things real are at Common Law six. Viz. Trespass, Ouster, Nuisance, Waste, Subtraction and disturbance. Injuries to real property, Volume 5 Trespass
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Waste is defined to be any spoil or destruction of Lands, Houses, Trees or other corporeal heriditaments. Volume 5 Waste, Waste
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Appendix containing addition material taken from Mr. Gould's notes. Miscellaneous principles or rules, Volume 6 Appendix
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Of Piracy, riots, routs, unlawful assemblies, affrays & batteries. Public wrongs, Volume 6 Piracy riots routs
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel I will in the first place treat of the jurisdiction of our Courts of Law in civil cases. Practice in Connecticut, Volume 6 Practice of Connecticut
1812-01-01 to 1812-12-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel The principles of this branch of the Law are so simple that I shall give you little but what ay be found in the elementary Books on this subject. Public wrongs, Volume 6 Public wrongs
1812-02-01 to 1812-02-28 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel The subject on which we are now to enter is highly important as questions often present themselves in practice under this title. Fraudulent conveyance, Volume 5 Fraudulent conveyances
1812-05-01 to 1812-05-31 Reeve, Tapping Mather, Nathaniel The rights which the Husband acquires by marriage over the personal property of his Wife. Personal property is of three kinds. Baron & feme, Volume 1 Baron and feme
1812-05-01 to 1812-05-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel A servant is one who is subject to the personal authority of another; A master is one who exercises that authority. Master & Servant, Volume 1 Master & servant
1812-05-01 to 1812-05-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel Parent and child comprehending the relation of Guardian and Ward. An infant or minor by the Common Law of England is any person male or female under the age of 21 years. Parent & child, Volume 1 Parent & child guardian & ward
1812-05-01 to 1812-05-31 not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Private Relations Title Page, Volume 1 Title page half
1812-05-01 to 1812-05-31 not applicable Mather, Nathaniel Baron and Feme Title Page, Volume 1 Title page half
1812-07-01 to 1812-07-31 Gould and Reeve Mather, Nathaniel [Appendix contains 37 notes and miscellaneous articles which explain questions posed in the pages of Executors & administrators.] Miscellaneous principles or rules, Volume 2 Appendix
1812-07-01 to 1812-07-31 not identified Mather, Nathaniel Difference of the Law of Connecticut from the English law. Essays, Volume 2 Essay
1812-07-01 to 1812-07-31 Gould and Reeve Mather, Nathaniel Executors and Administrators are the representative of deceased person, i.e., as to their personal estate and as to their duties which affect their personal estate. Executor & Administrators, Volume 2 Executors & administrators
1812-08-27 to 1812-10-31 Gould and Reeve Mather, Nathaniel Questions discussed in Moot Hall with the arguments and authorities annexed and the opinions of Judge Reeve & Mr. Gould. Moot Court, Volume 6 Questions discussed in Moot Hall
1812-10-01 to 1812-10-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel There is at Common Law a division of contracts into special and simple contracts. The former of these are required to be in writing and under seal Statute of frauds, Volume 2 Statute of frauds & perjuries
1813-03-01 to 1813-03-31 Gould, James Mather, Nathaniel By our own common law, levy of execution has become a mode of acquiring a title to land & differs entirely from the English law of which as necessarily connected with this Title, I shall take a general view. Volume 5 Title by execution
1813-03-01 to 1813-03-31 Reeve, Tapping Mather, Nathaniel I shall make some introductory remarks before I enter on the general subject of Insurance. Mercantile law, Volume 6 Lex mercatoria