Compilation of the Laws in Force in the District of Columbia, April 1, 1868

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1868 - Law - 494 pages
 

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Page 2 - Congress may by law direct, shall be, and the same is hereby forever ceded and relinquished to the Congress and Government of the United States, in full and absolute right, and exclusive jurisdiction, as well of soil as of persons residing or to reside thereon, pursuant to the tenor and effect of the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution of the government of the United States.
Page 39 - Kent, or the custom of any borough, or any other particular custom, shall be in writing, and signed by the party so devising the same, or by some other person in his presence, and by his express direction; and shall be attested and subscribed in the presence of the said devisor, by three or four credible witnesses, or else they shall be utterly void, and of none effect...
Page 448 - Philadelphia, be, and shall be, for ever hereafter, persons able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended...
Page 386 - Be it enacted by the Right Honorable, the Lord Proprietor, by and with the advice and consent of his Lordship's governor, and the upper and lower houses of the Assembly, and the authority of the same...
Page 266 - Court shall proceed and give judgment according as the very right of the cause and matter in law shall appear unto them, without regarding any imperfection, omission, defect in or lack of form...
Page 86 - ... and shall, on conviction thereof, be punished, by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment, not exceeding three months, or both, according to the nature and aggravation of the offence.
Page 5 - An Act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States SECTION i.
Page 147 - ... by fine, not exceeding five thousand dollars, and imprisonment and confinement to hard labor, in the penitentiary, for any time not exceeding twelve years, according to the enormity of the offence.
Page 3 - In testimony whereof, I have caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand.
Page 478 - Governor, his successors or assigns, for which payment, well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.

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