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, Volume 33
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1826 - Trials
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administering. unlawful Oaths, April 9th, May 26th : 57 GEoRGE III. | detestable in
itself, may be the ground of a ... enacted, “That every person who shall, in any
manner or form whatsoever, administer, or cause to be administered, or be aiding
universal suffrage, by unlawful and violent means, did then and there, both and
each, or one or other of you, wickedly, maliciously, and traitorously administer, or
cause to be administered, or did aid or assist at the administering, to a great ...
The indictment, which your Lordships have just heard read, charges the prisoner
with a capital offence, that of administering an oath purporting or intending to
bind the takers to commit the crime of treason. My lords, this is not a point of dittay
It is the administering an oath, “purporting or intending to bind the person taking
the same to commit treason or murder, ... It is necessary, it is the essence of the
crime, that the oath administered shall itself purport or intend to bind the taker to ...
God, and keep me stedfast.” And it is said in the indictment, that this oath, or at
least an oath of the same purport, was administered. ... It is said, that the prisoner
having committed those crimes, did administer the oath. But those crimes are not
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