chattel


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chattel

Tangible personal property.

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That Fall they paid the first installment of two hundred dollars on their land and Martin persuaded his mother to give and Robinson to take a chattel on their two horses, old Brindle, her calf and the pigs, that other much-needed implements might be bought.
We, therefore, order and strictly enjoin, by these presents, all of the inhabitants, as well of the above-named district as of all the other Districts, both old men and young men, as well as all the lads of ten years of age, to attend at the Church at Grand Pre, on Friday, the fifth instant, at three of the clock in the afternoon, that we may impart to them what we are ordered to communicate to them; declaring that no excuse will be admitted on any pretence whatever, on pain of forfeiting goods and chattels, in default of real estate.
After every successful trade he generally passed a longer or shorter term in jail; for when a poor man without goods or chattels has the inveterate habit of swapping, it follows naturally that he must have something to swap; and having nothing of his own, it follows still more naturally that he must swap something belonging to his neighbors.
About this time the father of our Chrysostom died, and he was left heir to a large amount of property in chattels as well as in land, no small number of cattle and sheep, and a large sum of money, of all of which the young man was left dissolute owner, and indeed he was deserving of it all, for he was a very good comrade, and kind-hearted, and a friend of worthy folk, and had a countenance like a benediction.
In the meantime Marian and Izz Huett had journeyed onward with the chattels of the ploughman in the direction of their land of Canaan--the Egypt of some other family who had left it only that morning.
I did not appear but through this agent I forced the foreclosure, and but few days (no more, believe me, than the law allowed) were given John Claverhouse to remove his goods and chattels from the premises.
96) Our actions, including the action of abandoning a chattel, must occur in some place, and so it is hardly surprising that the common law regulates such activity in the first instance by regulating the place.
But a human person is endowed with reason and freedom of will, and a chattel has neither.
Generally, trespass to chattel punishes one who interferes with the use of another's personal property, or chattel.
To chart the shifting dynamics of chattel, bound, and "free" servitude in the nineteenth-century United States, Ryan analyzes a variety of primary sources, including letters, diaries, household manuals, pro- and antislavery propaganda, popular magazines such as Godey's Lady's Book and Harper's Bazaar, and a range of sentimental fictions and advice literature.
Other warriors were bought as military chattel from their own rulers, "with transfer fees that modern football clubs could scarcely rival.