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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... and legislature, and to withdraw therefrom the confidence and affections of the
people, and fill the realm with trouble and dissention; in which speech there were
the following or similar wicked and seditious expressions:–“That our sufferings ...
“It is an evident misconception, that such a speech, spoken at a lawful meeting for
lawful rposes, was calculated to degrade and bring into contempt the government
and legislature, and to withdraw therefrom the confidence and affections of ...
With regard to the expressions which are charged as seditiously directed against
the legislature, we shall satisfy the jury, and shall show your lordships, that giving
them a fair construction, they contain nothing improper against any of the ...
... be considered as seditious, or as tending to bring the legislature into contempt.
If such language is lawful in petitions to parliament, then it must be held lawful in
the speeches and resolutions made at meetings preparatory to such petitions.
But, with regard to the speech and the publication, as consequences, he gave no
critical attention to here stated, is there not a direq; attack on the the minute
contents of the publication, nor legislature? Another passage is: “A House ...
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