Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Page 239 - No will in writing, except in the cases hereinafter mentioned, nor any part thereof, shall be revoked, or altered, otherwise than by some other will in writing, or some other writing of the testator, declaring such revocation or alteration, and executed with the same formalities with which the will itself was required by law to be executed...
Page 524 - After the pleadings had been completed the case was submitted to the court upon an agreed statement of facts. The facts agreed upon, so far as they are pertinent to the questions presented, are as follows :
Page 397 - April next, and that, at two o'clock in the afternoon of that day, you be taken thence to the place of execution, and there be hanged by the neck till you are dead! dead! dead ! And may the Almighty God have mercy on your soul...
Page 228 - Kindred of the half blood. Kindred of the half blood inherit equally with those of the whole blood in the same degree, unless the inheritance came to the intestate by descent, devise, or gift of some one of his ancestors, in which case all those who are not of the blood of such ancestor must be excluded from such inheritance in favor of those who are.
Page 310 - It is not a mere possible doubt; because everything relating to human affairs, and depending on moral evidence, is open to some possible or imaginary doubt. It is that state of the case, which, after the entire comparison and consideration of all the evidence, leaves the minds of jurors in that condition that they cannot say they feel an abiding conviction, to a moral certainty, of the truth of the charge.
Page 199 - Legislatures and magistrates, in all future periods of this Commonwealth, to cherish the interests of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them, especially the University at Cambridge ; public schools and grammar schools in the towns...
Page 622 - ... the circumstances, taken together, must be of a conclusive nature, leading, on the whole to a satisfactory conclusion and producing, in effect, a reasonable and moral certainty that the accused, and no other person, excpt [sic] a person acting with the defendant as a DANIEL Cite as 648 SW2d 354 party thereto, committed the offense charged.
Page 239 - Such subscription shall be made by the testator, in the presence of each of the attesting witnesses, or shall be acknowledged by him to have been so made, to each of the attesting witnesses.
Page 262 - Words giving a joint authority to three or more public officers or other persons, are construed as giving such authority to a majority of them, unless it is otherwise expressed in the act giving the authority; 18. When the seal of a court or public officer is required by law to be affixed to any paper, the word "seal...
Page 100 - ... and the said plaintiff hath been and is by means of the premises otherwise greatly injured...

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