A word of futurity, which, as employed in legal documents, statutes,and the like, always imports a continuity of action or condition from the present timeforward, but excludes all the past. Thomson v. American Surety Co., 170 N. Y. 10!). 02N. E. 1073; Opinion of Chief Justice, 7 Pick. (Mass.) 128, note.

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