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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Accompanied with an overt act, would it not be high treason? I have no hesitation
in saying it would. Things may turn out differently on the proof from what is
represented in the indictment; and I should rejoice to find it so. But, with regard to
... by following up the language them employed by any overt act, it would not
have been sedition, but plain and palpable treason. Whether the language that
was here used, which, it has been said, only expresses a very delicate principle
in the ...
The life of the prisoner at the bar may depend on the construction to be put on
words, alone, without reference to overt acts by which they may receive a clear
and unambiguous interpretation. To administer an oath without judicial authority
It might be an overt act of treason, and all the persons present, he who
administered the oath, he who took the oath, and the spectators, might be
punishable as traitors, yet still an indictment under the presentstatute could reach
none of them; ...
I shall afterwards speak of a third treason, established by a subsequent act, the
36th of the king. In order to ... Though some of the acts performed in subverting
the government might be overt acts of treason, they are not necessarily so. In
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