Reports Of Cases Argued And Determined In The Supreme Court Of Tennessee (volume 5; V. 64)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... State, and Watson, Trustee v. Bank of Tennessee. time to time, leaving all the persons embraced by them so far as political offenses were concerned just as if no offense or violation of declared law had been committed. It is most probable that every single person in this list of depositors, who is now sought to be deprived of his just demands, has been discharged by the operation of executive action under the laws of the United States for all violation of law for which his property, if ever liable, was subject to confiscation. But if the act of 1866 is construed as a confiscating statute, as contended, and applied with indiscriminate vengeance to all alike, without regard to their political opinion or conduct during the war, it cuts off all proof in regard to the most determined support of the government, whether the party resided in the South or in the North, whether the party depositing was an infant incapable of committing crime, whether they were aged widows or decayed old men. It cuts off all issues as to the grant of amnesty or pardon, wd shuts the door against the legislation of Congress for the benefit of the people without regard to past conduct, aud enforces a blind and arbitrary confiscation, without the slightest excuse, except that the State ows the money and has pledged its faith to pay it. There is nothing in the act of 1866 to show that that Legislature intended to confiscate estates The act does not provide for a system of judicial confiscation. The Legislature has no power to nullify the acts of Congress and proclamations of amnesty intended to give relief, and to confiscate the estates of persons without regard to guilt or innocence, without reference to pardon and amnesty, on the ground of being territorial enemies, and therefore witho...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879. Excerpt: ... State, and Watson, Trustee v. Bank of Tennessee. time to time, leaving all the persons embraced by them so far as political of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.45 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217939554

ISBN - 13:9780217939553

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