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" By the law of the land, is most clearly intended, the general law; a law, which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. "
Speeches and Forensic Arguments - Page 128
by Daniel Webster - 1830 - 520 pages
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The Federal Reporter, Volume 130

1904
...act of power. In the language of Mr. Webster in his famous definition, 'It is the general law, the law which hears before it condemns, which proceeds upon inquiry and renders judgment after trial, so that every citizen shall hold his lite, liberty, property, and immunities under the...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 3

Benjamin James Lea - 1880
...Perhaps no definition is more often quoted than that given by Mr. Webster in the Dartmouth College case. By the law of the land, is most clearly intended the general law—a law which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only...
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History of Woman Suffrage: 1861-1876

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan Brownell Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Ida Husted Harper - 1881
...references with Mr. Webster's celebrated definition in the Dartmouth College case (4 Wheaton. 581) : By the law of the land is most clearly intended the...renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is, that ever)' citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and Immunitic.-, under the protection of the...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 54

Vermont. Supreme Court - 1882
...was that of Mr. Webster, in his argument in the celebrated Dartmouth College case. He says it is the law " which hears before it condemns, which proceeds...upon inquiry, and renders Judgment only after trial. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment, is not therefore to be considered the law...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 17

United States. Supreme Court - 1883
...of the land, that is (to speak it once for all), by the due course and process of law." 2 hist. 46. Have the plaintiffs lost their franchises by "due...the land, is most clearly intended, the general law ja law, which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry, and Tenders judgment only after...
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Supreme Court Reporter, Volume 2

United States. Supreme Court - 1883
...Judge COULEY, "is more often quoted than that given by Mr. WEBSTER in the Dartmouth College Case: ' By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law — a law which hears before it con demns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is that...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Circuit and District Courts of the ..., Volume 8

Lorenzo Smith Boswell Sawyer, United States. Circuit Court (9th Circuit) - 1883
...the Dartmouth College case, defined due process of law, or " the law of the land," as "the general law, which hears before it condemns, which proceeds...upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial." He adds: "Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment is not ' the law of the land.'"...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 42

Isaac Grant Thompson - 1883
...Judge COOLE v , ' is more often quoted than t hut g ívui by Mr. Webster in the Dartmouth College case: 'By the law of the land is most clearly Intended the general law ; a law which bean before It condemn.╗ : which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders Judgment only after trial. The...
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Albany Law Journal, Volume 26

1883
...been given, was that of Mr. Webster in his argument in the Dartmouth College case. He says it ia the law " which hears before it condemns, which proceeds...upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment, is not therefore to be considered the law...
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West Coast Reporter ...: Containing All the Decisions as Fast ..., Volumes 9-10

1886
...sec. 1943. Mr. Webster's oft-cited definition of the maxim, "by the law of the land," is as follows: "By the law of the land is most clearly intended the...meaning is that every citizen shall hold his life, his liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern society:"...
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