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according action admitted Alabama amount answer appears appellant applied appointment authority bank bill bond brought cause Circuit Court citizens claim common Company complainant Congress consideration considered Constitution contract corporation counsel County debt decided decision decree deed defendant direct District dollars duties effect entitled equity error established evidence exception exchange execution executor existence facts give given granted ground held hundred interest issued John judge judgment jurisdiction jury Justice land letter limits matter means ment necessary objection opinion original paid parties passed payment person Peters plaintiff plea possession present principle proceedings proper proved purchase question reason received record recover referred respect rule statute suit taken tion United vessel whole writ York
Page 315 - A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly, or as incidental to its very existence.
Page 315 - It is very true that a corporation can have no legal existence out of the boundaries of the sovereignty by which it is created. It exists only in contemplation of law, and by force of the law; and where that law ceases to operate, and is no longer obligatory, the corporation can have no existence. It must dwell in the place of its creation, and cannot migrate to another sovereignty.
Page 323 - That the Circuit Courts of the United States shall have original cognizance, concurrent with the courts of the several States, of all suits of a civil nature, at common law or in equity, where the matter in dispute exceeds, exclusive of interest and costs, the sum or value of two thousand dollars, and arising under the Constitution or laws of the United States...
Page 306 - But although it must live and have its being in that state only, yet it does not by any means follow that its existence there will not be recognized in other places ; and its residence in one state creates no insuperable objection to its power of contracting in another.
Page 79 - Washington, and was argued by counsel ; on consideration whereof, it is ordered and adjudged by this court, that the judgment of the said Circuit Court in this cause be, and the same is hereby reversed with costs...
Page 51 - That all the before-mentioned courts of the United States shall have power to issue writs of scire facias, habeas corpus, and all other writs, not specially provided for by statute, which may be necessary for the exercise of their respective jurisdictions, and agreeable to the principles and usages of law.
Page 281 - That the law of Nations was to be collected from the practice of different nations, and the authority of writers.
Page 95 - ... office of discount and deposit of the! bank of the United States within that state, to*be collected, in case of refusal?
Page 83 - Coleman, and the survivors and survivor of them, and the executors and administrators of such survivor, in trust...
Page 364 - L. 78) declares, that the Circuit Courts of the United States shall have original cognizance, concurrent with the courts of the several States, of all suits of a civil nature at common law or in equity, where the matter in dispute exceeds, exclusive of costs, the sum or value of five hundred dollars...