A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, with Notes and Other Illustrations, Band 17

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1816
 

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Seite 667 - ENACTED, that, On every Such trial, the jury sworn to try the issue may give a general verdict of guilty or not guilty upon the whole matter put in issue...
Seite 717 - Court and you gentlemen of the jury is not of small nor private concern, it is not the cause of a poor printer, nor of New York alone, which you are now trying: No! It may in its consequence affect every freeman that lives under a British government on the main of America. It is the best cause. It is the cause of liberty...
Seite 719 - If people should not be called to account for possessing the people with an ill opinion of the government, no government can subsist. For it is very necessary for all governments that the people should have a good opinion of it.
Seite 95 - Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm : 24 Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments...
Seite 695 - You cannot be admitted, Mr. Hamilton, to give the Truth of a Libel in Evidence. A Libel is not to be justified ; for it is nevertheless a Libel that it is true.
Seite 665 - ... any false news or tales, whereby discord, or occasion of discord or slander, may grow between the King and his people, or the great men of the realm ; and he that doth so, shall be taken and kept in prison, until he hath brought him into the court, which was the first author of the tale.
Seite 45 - ... and the jury may, if they think proper, give a general verdict of murder or manslaughter; but if they decline giving a general verdict, and will find the facts, specially, the court is then to form their judgment from the facts found, whether the defendant be guilty or not guilty, ie, whether the act was done with malice and deliberation, or not.
Seite 717 - Power may justly be compared to a great river : while kept within its due bounds, it is both beautiful and useful ; but when it overflows its banks it is then too impetuous to be stemmed, it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it comes.
Seite 703 - Mr. Hamilton— Sure, Mr. Attorney, you won't make any applications; all men agree that we are governed by the best of kings, and I cannot see the meaning of Mr. Attorney's caution; my well known principles, and the sense I...
Seite 713 - Rapin has libelled them all. How must a man speak or write, or what must he hear, read or sing, or when must he laugh, so as to be secure from being taken up as a libeller ? I sincerely believe, that were some persons to go through the streets of New York nowa-days, and read a part of the Bible, if it was not known to be such, Mr.

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