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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...accustomed, and which is expressed in their native language, is, on the whole, the best suited to their wants, however different ...Read MoreThis 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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...accustomed, and which is expressed in their native language, is, on the whole, the best suited to their wants, however different the circumstances of the colony may be from those of the mother-country. It may be remarked, that this reason does not apply to dependencies acquired by cession or conquest, which already possess a legal system of their own; and accordingly the body of the English law does not obtain in dependencies so acquired. 2 Peere Williams, p. 75. t " The law and legislation of every dominion equally affects all persons and all property wiihin the limits thereof, and is the true rule for the decision of all questions which arise there. Whoever purchases, sues, or lives there, puts himself under the law of the place and in the situation of its inhabitants. An Englishman in Minorca, or the Isle of Man, or the plantations, has no distinct right from the natives while he continues there." Lord Mansfield, in Campbell v. Hall, '.0 Howell's S. T. 323. Thepecu-Another cause of the peculiarity of_the legal sys-tem of a dependency is, that the peculiar interests of the dependency, growing out of its peculiar circum-stances, necessitate the enactment of peculiar laws. For example, the employment of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land, as places of punishment for transported convicts, has necessitated the establishment, in those colonies, of laws altogether different from any of the laws of the mother-country. In like manner, the system of slavery which prevailed in the Spanish, French, Dutch and English colonies of America, caused a set of legal rules different from any obtaining in the legal systems of the respective mother-countries to be introduced into those colonies. bee Burge, vol. i. p. 735. (ch. 10.) The laws which are peculiar to...Read Less
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