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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unlawful Oaths, April 9th, May 26th : 57 GEoRGE III. ... to be administered, or be
aiding or assisting at the administering, of any oath or engagement, pur. porting
or intending to bind the person taking the same to commit any treason or VOL.
... or did aid or assist at the administering, to a great number of persons, an oath
or engagement, or an obligation in the nature of an oath, in the following terms, or
to the following purport:—“In awful presence of God, | A B, do voluntarily swear, ...
... administer, or cause to be administered, or be aiding or assisting at the
administering of any oath or engagement, ... It is the administering an oath, “
purporting or intending to bind the person taking the same to commit treason or
I ask, then, whether this oath, granting that it purports what the prosecutor affirms
it purports, imposes an obligation to ... This is not the meaning of the statute; for it
requires, that there shall be an oath or engagement “intending” to bind, &c.
He does not say it was an oath to the same intent; and therefore, unless he
establishes that an oath of this purport was ... in the administering, to a great
number of persons, an oath or engagement, or an obligation in the form of an
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