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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt:... INDEX. ABANDONMENT. 1. Where one has made a settlement on land west of the Allegheny river, and afterwards leaves it, the law will not presume an abandonment at the end of four years: and if, at the end of that period, and for several years immediately succeeding it, the land be assessed as unseated, and sold for taxes, in the name of the settler, the purchaser will be entitled to the claim of the improver.--McCall's Heirs v. Anchors and Smith, 253. 2. Where a settlement, as required by law, has been made on land in thufc section, for five years, the commonwealth alone can take advantage of its abandonment it cannot be alleged by an intruder, in defence ot his own possession.--Id. As to Abandonment, seo Huglis v. Pickering, 297. ACTION. See Limitation, 2. 1. Money lent in Jersey to be bet upon the presidential election, may be re covered in Pennsylvania.--Scott v. Duffy, 18. 2. Where the legislature provides a specific remedy for the recovery of da mage for injuries sustained by the construction of a work of internal improvement, by a corporation, a party injured cannot have recourse to a common law action.--McKinney v. Mononydlida Navigation Co. 65. 3. In an action of trespass against three, one of whom plead the general issue, but the others, though appearing to the suit, did not plead: the jury were sworn to try the issue joined, and a verdict was rendered for plaintiff. This is equivalent to the entry of a nolle prosequi as to those not pleading, or to a verdict in their favor and an entry on tJie minutes of the court, stating that the jury were sworn in a suit against the defendant, who plead, and others, cannot be treated as a part of the record, or as inconsistent with it. The presumption is that the jury were properly sworn, and this will not be contro...

    Pennsylvania State Reports (Volume 14) by Court, Pennsylvania Supreme [Paperback]

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