Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic,: In Regard to Contracts, Rights, and Remedies, and Especially in Regard to Marriages, Divorces, Wills, Successions, and Judgements

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Reprinted ... by A. Maxwell, ... T. Clark, Edinburgh; and A. Milliken, Dublin., 1841 - 927 pages

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Page 127 - English law, applicable to such a case. But the only principle applicable to such a case by the law of England, is, that the validity of Miss Gordon's marriage rights must be tried by reference to the law of the country where, if they exist at all, they had their origin. Having furnished this principle, the law of England withdraws altogether, and leaves the legal question to the exclusive judgment of the law of Scotland.
Page 805 - ... all actions of debt grounded upon any lending or contract, without specialty, and all actions of debt for arrearages of rent, shall be commenced and sued within six years next after the cause of such action or suit, and not after.
Page 51 - State; 6. If a person remove to another State with the intention of remaining there for an indefinite time, and as a place of present residence, he loses his residence in this State, notwithstanding he entertains an intention of returning at some future period; 7.
Page 211 - By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband...
Page 317 - Generally speaking," says Story, " the validity of a contract is to be decided by the law of the place where it is made, unless it is to be performed in another country; for, as we shall presently see, in the latter case, the law of the place of performance is to govern.
Page 153 - ... I am of opinion," says Holroyd, J., in the same case, " that according to the principles of the English law the right to slaves, even in a country where such rights are recognized by law, must be considered as founded, not upon the law of nature, but upon the particular law of that country.
Page 28 - Natural allegiance is therefore a debt of gratitude, which cannot be forfeited, cancelled, or altered, by any change of time, place, or circumstance, nor by any thing but the united concurrence of the legislature.
Page 163 - The comity thus extended to other nations is no impeachment of sovereignty. It is the voluntary act of the nation by which it is offered, and is inadmissible when contrary to its policy, or prejudicial to its interests.
Page 93 - Qui cum alio contrahit, vel est, vel debet esse non ignarus conditionis ejus...
Page 371 - ... contracts are to be construed and Interpreted according to the laws of the state In which they are made, unless, from their tenor, It Is perceived that they were entered into with a view to the laws of some other state.

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