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Page 113 - And be it enacted, that all contracts or agreements, whether by parol or in writing, by way of gaming or wagering, shall be null and void ; and that no suit shall be brought or maintained in any Court of law or equity for recovering any sum of money or valuable thing alleged to be won upon any wager, or which shall have been deposited in the hands of any person to abide the event on which any wager shall have been made...
Page 93 - This tends to no mischief, and is a reasonable liberty to bestow ; but great detriment would arise, and much confusion of rights, if parties were allowed to invent new modes of holding, and enjoying real property, and to impress upon their lands and tenements a peculiar character, which should follow them into all hands, however remote.
Page 35 - Motive is not the same thing with consideration. Consideration means something which is of some value in the eye of the law, moving from the plaintiff ; it may be some benefit to the plaintiff, or some detriment to the defendant ; but at all events it must be moving from the plaintiff.
Page 110 - According to the ordinary course of trade between the assured, the broker, and the underwriter, the assured do not, in the first instance, pay the premium to the broker, nor does the latter pay it to the underwriter. But, as between the assured and the underwriter, the premiums are considered as paid.