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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... in any manner or form whatsoever, administer, or cause to be administered, or
be aiding or assisting at the administering, of any oath or engagement, pur.
porting or intending to bind the person taking the same to commit any treason or
Which oath or obligation did thus purport or intend to bind the persons taking the
same to commit treason, by effecting by physical force the subversion of the
established government, laws, and constitution of this kingdom. And, more ...
It is the administering an oath, “purporting or intending to bind the person taking
the same to commit treason or murder, ... is not enough that the person who takes
the oath intends to commit, or is in the course of committing eriminal practices.
It is here set forth, that the prisoner at the bar was in the course of committing
certain heinous crimes. ... Here the prosecutor recites the oath, and says that it
purports an obligation on the person taking it to commit treason, by effecting by ...
If this principle of construction were not adopted, the oath of abjuration itself might
be converted into an obligation to commit treason. “I do faithfully promise, to the
utmost of my power, to support, maintain, and defend the succession of the ...
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