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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320. at the administering of any oath or engagement; purporting, or intending to
bind the person taking the same to commit ANY treason or murder, or ANY felony
punishable by law with death, shall, on conviction thereof by due course of law, ...
And thus your lordships enter on the consideration of the purport and intendment
of the oath, with real evidence before you, ... He apprehends that the words “
purporting or intending,” were purposely employed, instead of those of the former
The prosecutor endeavours to distinguish the word purporting from the word
intending, and ... opinion, that these words, “purporting or intending,” do not refer
to the intentions of the parties, but to the purport and intendment of the oath itself.
Whether the oath does purport or intend so to bind, is a question of legal
construction, and it depends on two propositions, First, What act it is which to do,
the oath purports or * intends to bind; Secondly, Whether that act be a treason.
This latter ...
The act of parliament speaks of an oath purporting or intending ; and, as has
been remarked by lord Gillies, in that respect, this act is distinguished from the
former act 37th George 3rd, which speaks of an oath purporting or intended.
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