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HISTORY, evidence. The recital of facts written and given out for true.
     2. Facts stated in histories may be read in evidence, on the ground of their notoriety. Skin. R. 14; 1 Ventr. R. 149. But these facts must be of a public nature, and the general usages and customs of the country. Bull. P. 248; 7 Pet. R. 554; 1 Phil. & Am. Ev. 606; 30 Howell's St. Tr. 492. Histories are not admissible in relation to matters not of a public nature, such as the custom of a particular town, a descent, the boundaries of a county, and the like. 1 Salk. 281; S. C. Skin. 623; T. Jones, 164; 6 C. & P. 586, note. See 9 Ves. 347; 10 Ves. 354; 3 John. 385; 1 Binn. 399; and Notoriety.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The brilliantly-lighted apartments were thronged with figures that seemed to have stepped from the dark canvas of historic portraits, or to have flitted forth from the magic pages of romance, or at least to have flown hither from one of the London theatres, without a change of garments.
When the truth-telling accents of the elderly gentleman were hushed, I drew a long breath and looked round the room, striving, with the best energy of my imagination, to throw a tinge of romance and historic grandeur over the realities of the scene.
Once again, the Geneva City Council finds itself dealing with the issue of whether a neighborhood should be made a historic district over the objections of some property owners.
Historic preservation and the law have been described as "surprising but comfortable bediellows[.]" (1) These bedfellows are surprising because they represent public goods on the one hand and private property on the other.
1 / 7 An Italian delegation covering the Italian super cup taking place in Saudi Arabia got a tour of the historic city of Jeddah.
Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice, 3rd Edition
New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) last week designated the Boerum Hill Historic District Extension in Brooklyn.
THE revival of one of Rochdale's most famous historic shopping streets has moved a step closer - following the official launch of the Heritage Action Zone project in the town centre.
ISLAMABAD -- The historic Hanafi Mosque, which is being renovated at the expense of King Salman, will open next year, Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), has announced.
The mission of the QQA is to preserve greater Little Rock's historic places.

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