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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XXXIII. murder, or any felony punishable by law with death, shall, on conviction
thereof by due course of law, be adjudged guilty of felony, and suffer death as a
felon, without benefit of clergy.” And further, by section fourth of the said act, it is ...
indictment is founded tends to introuce a capital felony, which, though not
punished as treason, is yet punished with death, ... compelling persons by force
to swear oaths, unquestionably and clearly imposing an obligation to commit
It is the administering an oath, “purporting or intending to bind the person taking
the same to commit treason or murder, or any felony punishable with death.”
Upon reading this clause, your Lordships will be satisfied, that it is not sufficient to
It is incompetent in the minor proposition of the indictment to say that the prisoner
is guilty of a felony not charged in the major, in order to punish him for that felony.
The charge in this indictment is for administering an unlawful oath; and ...
But none of these privileges have been allowed to the prisoner here, because he
is put upon his trial for a felony. It is impossible that your Lordships will allow him
to be tried for treason by our forms of procedure, when it is enacted, by , special ...
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