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(without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... Chase & another v. Allen. a parish. When the members of the
Baptist society withdrew from the Chebacco parish, they voluntarily
abandoned all the privileges, rights and advantages, spiritual and
temporal, which had previously belonged to them as inhabitants of
that parish. Tt wa3 right that this should be so, as they left the
residue of the parish to sustain, without their aid, all its
burdens and obligations. The parish preserved its corporate
identity, bound to oerform its contracts and to discharge its
parochial duties. That legal identity still continues, and no law
which is known to this court can take from it its property.
Judgment for the tenant. Lucius C. Chase & another vs. Ira H.
Allen. An answei, in an action of replevin, which avers that the
defendant was and is the owner of the property replevied, and
denies the plaintiff's right to maintain the action, puts in issue
the plaintiff's title to the property. Replevin. The defendant in
his answer averred "that at the time of the supposed taking and
detention of the property mentioned in said writ, he the said
defendant was the owner of said property and is now the lawful
owner of the same, and he denies the right of the plaintiffs to
maintain this action." At the trial in the superior court, before
Brigham, J., the plainriffs offered no evidence, but contended, and
the judge ruled, that in the absence of evidence they were entitled
to a verdict. The defendant called a witness who testified that at
the time of the service of the writ the property was in the
delendant's possession; and he contended that this was a good
title, and proposed to submit the case to the jury. But the judge
ruled that there was nothing for the jury, and directed a verdict
for the plaintiffs, which was accordingly rendered. The d...
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