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" In prosecutions for the publication of papers, investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence; and, in all indictments... "
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: Dec. 5. 1796-March ... - Page 421
by United States. Congress, Thomas Hart Benton - 1857
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An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of ..., Volume 2

William Winterbotham - America - 1795
...refponfible for the abufe of that liberty. In prufecutions for the publication of paź pers, inveftigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter publifiied is proper for public information, fh? truth thereof may be given in evidence. And, in all...
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An Historical, Geographical, Commercial, and Philosophical View of ..., Volume 2

William Winterbotham - America - 1796
...invcftigating the official conduń of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the nmter publifhed is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And, in all indiúlments for libels, the jury fhall have a right to determine the law and the fafts, under the...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court - Courts - 1952
...The first two preserved the defense of truth in certain types of libel prosecutions: "In prosecutions for the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or of men acting in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information,...
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Laws of Kentucky: Comprehending Those of a General Nature Now in ..., Volume 1

Kentucky - Constitutional law - 1799
...refponfible for the abufe of that liberty. 8. in profecutions for the publication of papers, inveftigating the official conduct of officers or men in a public capacity, or where the? matter publimed is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And in all indictments...
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The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments ...

Constitutions - 1800 - 267 pages
...for the abufe of that liberty. SECT. 8. In profecutions for the publication of papers inveftigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter publi(hed is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence. And in all...
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The Constitutions of the United States: According to the Latest Amendments ...

Constitutions - 1804 - 391 pages
...for the abuse of that liberty. In prosecutions for any publication respecting the official conduct of men in a public capacity, or where the matter published...proper for public information, the truth thereof may always be given in evidence, and in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine...
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The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D., Late One of the ..., Volume 3

James Wilson - Law - 1804
...footing, consonant, or nearly consonant in my opinion, to the true principles of the common law : " in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases." a The punishment of a libel is a fine,...
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Report of the Trial and Acquittal of Edward Shippen, Esquire, Chief Justice ...

Edward Shippen, William Hamilton - Impeachments - 1805 - 582 pages
...inveftigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, ,<r where the matter publiflied is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence : And, in all indiflments for libels, the jury fliall have a right to determine the law and the facts, under the...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Volume 1

Horace Binney, Pennsylvania. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1809
...person " shall be subject to prosecution by indictment in any of the " courts of this commonwealth, for the publication of papers " investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a pub" lie capacity." The prosecution by indictment is the only criminal prosecution of such offences...
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Law Miscellanies: Containing an Introduction to the Study of the Law: Notes ...

Hugh Henry Brackenridge, Charles Smith - Law - 1814 - 588 pages
...the conjunction, fa doing which we shall read the whole thus, " In prosecutioni for the publications of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity ; or in prosecutions for the publication of papers where the matter published is proper for public information,...
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