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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You will observe, then, that in the minor proposition of the indictment, the
prisoners are charged—M'Laren with having, at a public meeting, on the 7th of
last December, held in the neighbourhood of Kilmarnock, and attended
principally by the ...
... and then to leave it to you to do your duty, as I shall now endeavour to do mine.
The Indictment exhibited against the prisoners at the bar, contains in the major
proposition, a general charge of sedition, and in the minor you have the narrative
There may be many facts charged in the minor proposition of the indictment, but
there is only one crime charged in the major proposition in this case; and you are
aware that the verdict is an answer to the major, and not to the minor proposition
In this indictment the major proposition sets forth, that, “Albeit, by an act passed in
the fifty-second year of his present ... Having said thus much on the major
proposition of the indictment, we now come to consider the minor proposition.
Here, as ...
But those crimes are not laid with a view to inflict punishment on him for them,
though perhaps they are stated in modum probationis of another crime. It is
incompetent in the minor proposition of the indictment to say that the prisoner is
guilty of ...
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