Reports of Cases at Law and in Chancery Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Illinois, Volume 61

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Page 346 - ... when the party by his own contract creates a duty or charge upon himself, he is bound to make it good, if he may, notwithstanding any accident by inevitable necessity, because he might have provided against it by his contract.
Page 118 - 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.
Page 34 - I take the effect of repealing a statute to be, to obliterate it as completely from the records of the Parliament as if it had never passed; and it must be considered as a law that never existed, except for the purpose of those actions which were commenced, prosecuted, and concluded, whilst it was an existing law.
Page 333 - It is a general and well settled principle that the assignee of a chose in action takes it subject to...
Page 352 - The principle seems to us to be that, in contracts in which the performance depends on the continued existence of a given person or thing, a condition is implied that the impossibility of performance arising from the perishing of the person or thing shall excuse the per formance.
Page 224 - The corporate authorities of counties, townships, school districts, cities, towns, and villages may be vested with power to assess and collect taxes for corporate purposes...
Page 179 - Lastly, it is generally true, that an infant can make no other contract that will bind' him; yet he may bind himself to pay for his necessary meat, drink, apparel, physic, and such other necessaries; and likewise for his good teaching and instruction whereby he may profit himself afterwards, (e) And thus much at present, for the privileges and disabilities of infants.
Page 441 - ... special assessment, a charge upon the property assessed therefor, for the full period of five years from the confirmation of the original assessment and for such longer period as may be required to collect, in due course of law, any new assessment ordered within that period.
Page 531 - ... he who bargains in a matter of advantage with a person placing a confidence in him, is bound to show that a reasonable use has been made of that confidence, a rule applying equally to all persons standing in confidential relations with each other.
Page 478 - From the foregoing resume of the evidence in the case we are of the opinion that...

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