Of louisiana

CODE, OF LOUISIANA. In 1822, Peter Derbigny, Edward Livingston, and Moreau Lislet, were selected by the legislature to revise and amend the civil code, and to add to it such laws still in force as were not included therein. They were authorized to add a system of commercial law, and a code of practice. The code the prepared having been adopted, was promulgated in 1824, under the title of the "Civil Code of the State of Louisiana."
     2. The code is based on the Code Napoleon, with proper and judicious modifications, suitable for the state of Louisiana. It is composed of three books: 1. the first treats of persons; 2. the second of things, and of the different modifications of property; 3. and the third of the different modes of acquiring the property of things. It contains 3522 articles, numbered from the beginning, for the convenience of reference.
     3. This code, it is said, contains many inaccurate definitions. The legislature modified and changed many of the provisions relating to the positive legislation, but adopted the definitions and abstract doctrines of the code without material alterations. From this circumstance, as well as from the inherent difficulty of the subject, the positive provisions of the code are often at variance with the theoretical part, which was intended to elucidate them. 13 L. R. 237.
     4. This code went into operation on the 20th day of May,. 1825. 11 L. R. 60. It is in both the French and English languages; and in construing it, it is a rule that when the expressions used in the French text of the code are more comprehensive than those used in English, or vice versa, the more enlarged sense will be taken, as thus full effect will be given to both clauses. 2 N. S. 582.

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Detached broken fossils of pre-adamite whales, fragments of their bones and skeletons, have within thirty years past, at various intervals, been found at the base of the Alps, in Lombardy, in France, in England, in Scotland, and in the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Clare was the son of a wealthy planter of Louisiana.
The state of Louisiana and the EPA continue to perform testing of sediment to determine when to give an all-clear to residents with respect to exposure to sediment.
Although scattered throughout the nation, the majority of displaced blacks have relocated to other parts of Louisiana (primarily Baton Rouge), Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama.
This changed in the spring of 1801, when President Jefferson learned of a secret pact between Napoleon and King Carlos IV of Spain (acting under severe duress) to transfer control of Louisiana to France.
Built on the momentum of the national "tough on juvenile crime" wave of the early '90s, the Swanson Correctional Center for Youth (referred to as simply "Tallulah," after the small delta town where it is located) has symbolized for many the intractability of the impoverished, lockdown culture of Louisiana, the state with the highest incarceration rate in the world.
The court of appeals had also ruled that the company did not avail itself of Louisiana benefits and protections, a conclusion that the Louisiana Supreme Court found to be completely erroneous.
Corrupt politics is as much a part of Louisiana as crawdads and kudzu.
Unless drastic improvements are made soon, geologists predict that the wetlands of Louisiana -- roughly everything south of Interstate 10 -- will be submerged within a century.
When I found out he would not give me a fair settlement and was getting all of my earnings, I decided to move into the State of Texas because I knew that in the State of Louisiana the big planters buy and sell negroes and never let one get out of debt.
But some say thousands and thousands of Louisiana black bear once roamed the rich forested bottomland of eastern Texas, Louisiana, and southern Mississippi.
The taxpayers of Louisiana were being forced to support two school systems--one public and open to all and the other a private one that served a private religious interest.