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HANDWRITING, evidence. Almost every person's handwriting has something whereby it may be distinguished from the writing of others, and this difference is sometimes intended by the term.
     2. It is sometimes necessary to prove that a certain instrument or name is in the handwriting of a particular person; that is done either by the testimony of a witness, who saw the paper or signature actually written, or by one who has by sufficient means, acquired such a knowledge of the general character of the handwriting of the party, as will enable him to swear to his belief, that the handwriting of the person is the handwriting in question. 1 Phil. Ev. 422; Stark. Ev. h.t.; 2 John. Cas. 211; 5 John. R. 144; 1 Dall. 14; 2 Greenl. R. 33; 6 Serg. & Rawle, 668; 1 Nott & M'Cord, 554; 19 Johns. R. 134; Anthon's N. P. 77; 1 Ruffin's R. 6; 2 Nott & M'Cord, 400; 7 Com. Dig. 447; Bac. Ab. Evidence, M; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Mabini had the smallest, almost feminine, penmanship. Bonifacio had the finest line, his signature very complicated.
A lesson on penmanship, ancestry, personal history and even the reverence for elders held closely by some cultures can be greatly complemented by a student--relative letter-writing project.
Brother Abraham, you have died physically but the just war you fought in the bushes and through your penmanship will live on for generations beyond our time.
For your excellent penmanship (and great tip!), we're sending you a free copy of publisher Darren Hardy's book The Compound Effect, recently released in hardback.
Arrived after a suitable apprenticeship, after endless hours of in-school penmanship. Something like the Palmer penmanship method.
And Ifans also stood up to the Shakespeare purists who see the doubts cast by the movie on his penmanship as sacrilege.
Brian Matthew Jordan's "Living Monuments': Union Veteran Amputees and the Embodied Memory of the Civil War" examines left-handed penmanship competitions to see how Union veterans became full-fledged participants in the postwar debate over Civil War memory.
Don't try writing on it; your text will look like a third-grader's penmanship. Pens work better than pencils.
The device features Motorola's intelligent handwriting recognition software and a sixth-generation SoftStylus handwriting system easily captures personal penmanship style.
Lemuel Maynard Wiles: A Record of His Works 1864-1904 tells of a teacher who taught young men the science of penmanship before he achieved his true calling as a painter.
In The Invisible Postman he views getting nothing in the mail the same way that one experiences getting a letter: So I opened this nothing real real wide / To find there was even less inside / The penmanship was neat and clean / So clean in fact it couldnt be seen.