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AN EXAMINATION OF ADJUDGED CASES ON CONSTITUTIONAL LAW UNDER
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE RESPECTIVE STATES CONCERNING LEGISLATIVE POWER,
AND ALSO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE RULES OF LAW
IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF STATUTES AND

CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS.

By E. FITCH SMITH,

COUNSELLOR AT Law.

" Ex antecedentibus et consequentibus fit optima interpretatio.':_2 Inst. 317.
" Quoties in verbis nulla est ambiguitas ibi nulla expositio contra verba fienda est."

(WING's MAXIMS, p. 24.
“ Nova constitutio futuris formam imponere debet non præteritis.”—2 Inst. 292.

ALBANY:
PUBLISHED BY GOULD, BANKS & GOULD,

LAW BOOKSELLERS, 104 STATE STREET;
AND BY BANKS, GOULD & CO.

144 NASSAU STREET, NEW YORK.

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