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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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; ...
... crime to be used as evidence of another. Though the prisoner was convicted of
being a traitor, the highest crime which can be committed in any state, that
circumstance could * - not be permitted to have the smallest influence in
... convicted traitor, and he suffers an injury which the prosecutor is not entitled to
inflict. On the other hand, suppose him to be acquitted under this indictment, the
acquittal is of no benefit to him, for not only might his character be ruined, but he ...
... by due course of law, theneverysuch personor personsso, asaforesaid,
offending, shall be deemed, declared, and adjudged to be a traitor and traitors,
and shall suffer pains of death, and also lose and forfeit as in cases of high
The person who administered the oath cannot be dealt with more harshly than
the traitor himself. ... they deserved that compelled the king to the making of that
statute Whereunto the judges gave answer, that they should suffer as traitors.
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