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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There are just two kinds of treason specified in the statute of Edward 3rd, to which
it could possibly refer; 1st, compassing the king's death; 2nd, levying war against
him. I shall afterwards speak of a third treason, established by a subsequent ...
The other species of treason which I mentioned, was levying war against the king
. To constitute that crime, the use of physical force in the subversion of the laws or
constitution of the kingdom is not sufficient. One of two things is necessary; ...
... any erson, that a public measure of any sort may e accomplished, not to say
the fundamental principles of the constitution subverted by force, by a number of
persons conspiring together for that purpose without levying war agaist the king.
These two species of treason are, first, Compassing the death of the king;
secondly, Levying war against the king. Your lordships are all aware, that by
declaring and defining the first species of treason, the legislature bestowed upon
a mental ...
The application of numerical physical strength is nothing else but the levying of
war. But if war be levied within the kingdom for any general purpose, for the
purpose of subverting any of the branches of the constitution,-- that war is
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