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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petition” is employed; but who is to judge whether the petition is just Were those
at the meeting to judge 2 It was in effect, saying, if our petition is not listened to,
we are absolved from our allegiance. If the expressions shall be proved, the ...
... to judge of the relevancy of the indictment, and then a jury will judge both of the
law and the facts of the case. If they think neither of the panels used these
expressions, or circulated them, or if they are of opinion that they are not
Or if "unreasonable petitioningwere unlawful, the legislature alone is the judge of
what is reasonable or unreasonable in petitions. If the right of petitioning could be
restrained by the courts of law, there would be an end of the right of Petitioning ...
... and to judge of a probable intention, from facts, as to the import and character
of which §. no two men will agree. In order to etermine whether disorder, and
discontent were intended to be excited against the Government, we must
... the people enlightened and enabled to judge of public men and public
measures;–if it is on account of this invaluable right that we enjoy and pride
ourselves among the nations; —where is the propriety of rashly interfering with
the exercise ...
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