Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri, Bände 12-13

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Seite 145 - ... In order to constitute a crime, a person must have intelligence and capacity enough to have a criminal intent and purpose ; and if his reason and mental powers are either so deficient that he has no will, no conscience or controlling mental power, or if, through the overwhelming violence of mental disease, his intellectual power is for the time obliterated, he is not a responsible moral agent, and is not punishable for criminal acts.
Seite 174 - Every law that takes away or impairs rights vested, agreeably to existing laws, is retrospective, and is generally unjust, and may be oppressive; and it is a good general rule that a law should have no retrospect...
Seite 148 - All murder which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by any other kind of willful, deliberate and premeditated killing, or which shall be committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate any arson, rape, robbery, or burglary, shall be deemed murder of the first degree...
Seite 8 - ... lay it down as an incontrovertible rule that, where an estate is given to a person generally or indefinitely with a power of disposition, it carries a fee, and the only exception to the rule is where the testator gives to the first taker an estate for life only by certain and express words, and annexes to it a power of disposal. In that particular and special case the devisee for life will not take an estate in fee, notwithstanding the distinct and naked gift of a power of disposition of the...
Seite 79 - Schools, and the means of education, shall forever be encouraged in this state; and the general assembly shall take measures to preserve, from waste or damage, such lands as have been, or may hereafter be, granted by the United States for the use of schools...
Seite 297 - Territory, may be convicted and punished for larceny in the same manner as if such property had been feloniously stolen or taken...
Seite 251 - Every interest in real estate granted or devised to two or more persons, other than executors and trustees as such, shall be a tenancy in common, unless expressly declared in the grant or devise to be a joint tenancy.
Seite 149 - ... that he has known the individual for many years, has repeatedly conversed with him, and heard others converse with him ; that the witness had noticed that in these conversations he was incoherent and silly, that in his habits he was occasionally highly pleased and greatly vexed without a cause; and that in his conduct he was wild, irrational, extravagant, and crazy, — what would this be but to declare the judgment or opinion of the witness of what is incoherent or foolish inconversation, what...
Seite 79 - Schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged in this State, and the general assembly shall take measures to preserve from waste or damage such lands as have been or hereafter may be granted by the United States for the use of schools within each township in this State, and shall apply the funds which may arise from such lands in strict conformity to the object of the grant. One school or more shall be established in each township, as soon as practicable and necessary, where the...
Seite 101 - That sections numbered sixteen and thirty-six in every township of public lands in said State, and where either of said sections, or any part thereof, has been sold or otherwise disposed of, other lands, equivalent thereto, and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to said State for the use of schools.

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