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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 Southwestern Reporter, Volume 169

1915
...crown of the American bar in the Dartmouth College Case (spe 4 Wheat, loc. cit. 581 [4 L. Ed. 629]) : 'By the law of the land is most clearly intended the...trial. The meaning is that every citizen shall hold bis life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern...
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The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 28

1895
...Mr. Webster In the Dartmouth College Case of the term 'due course of the law of the laud,' which is, 'By the law of the land is most clearly intended the...upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial.' A law which is enacted by the legislature In the exercise of its constitutional powers, and which affords...
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The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 67

1902
...definition is more often quoted than that given by Mr. Webster in the Dartmouth College Case: "By tbe law of the land is most clearly intended the general...proceeds upon Inquiry, and renders Judgment only after a trial. The meaning is that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under...
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The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 27

1894
...Dartmouth College Case of the term 'due course of the law of the lam1.,' which Is: 'By the law of the laud is most clearly Intended the general law, — a law...upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial." A law which is enacted by the legislature In the exercise of its constitutional powers, and which affords...
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The Southern Reporter, Volume 56

1912
...Webster, in his argument in the famous Dartmouth College Case, defined "due process of law" as "A tribunal which hears before It condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders Judgment only after trial." So far as the courts of Alabama, or those of any other state, are concerned, it is wholly Immaterial...
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The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 43

1898
...Webster in the Dartmouth College Case." 4 Wheat. 518. "By the 'law of the land' Is most clearly meant the general law; a law which hears before it condemns, which' proceeds »pon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is that every citizen shall hold...
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The New York Supplement

1904
...with America," 1776, 29. Webster, in the Dartmouth College Case, 4 Wheat. 518, 4 L. Ed. 629, s,ays : "By the 'law of the land' is most clearly Intended...condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders and 118 New York State Reporter judgment only after trial. The meaning Is that every citizen shall...
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The New York Supplement

1904
...particular case, but, in the language of Mr. Webster, in his familiar definition [of "law of the land"], 'the general law; a law which hears before it condemns,...upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial,' so 'that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection...
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The American and English Encyclopedia of Law, Volume 6

John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland - 1888
...special rule fora particular case, but, in the language of Mr. Webster, in his familiar definition, ' the general law, a law which hears before it condemns,...upon inquiry and renders judgment only after trial,' so ' that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection...
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The Deseret Weekly, Volume 38, Issue 1

1889
...power. It must be not a special rule for a particular person or a particular case, but 'the general law which hears before It condemns, which proceeds...upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial, so that every citizen shall hold hislife, liberty, property and immunities under the protection of...
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