The Trial of Alexander M'Laren, and Thomas Baird, Before the High Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh, on the 5th and 7th March 1817, for Sedition

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J. Robertson, 1817 - Trials (Sedition) - 153 pages

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Page 117 - That no person who has an office or place of profit under \ the king, or receives a pension from the crown, shall be ca- \ pable of serving as a member of the house of commons.
Page 1 - Baronet, his Majesty's Advocate for his Majesty's interest ; That albeit, by the laws of this and of every other well-governed realm, murder is a crime of a heinous nature, and severely punishable ; yet true it is and of verity...
Page 4 - Glasgow, being all to be used in evidence against you at your trial, will be lodged in due time in the hands of the Clerk of the High Court of Justiciary, before which you are to be tried, that you may have an opportunity of seeing the same : AT LEAST, time and...
Page 49 - ... calculated to degrade and bring into contempt and detestation the government and legislature of this realm, and to withdraw therefrom the confidence and affections of the people, and to fill the realm with trouble and dissension.
Page 5 - Pritchard, ought to be punished with the pains of law, to deter others...
Page 5 - Stuart, ought to be punished with the pains of law, to deter others from committing the like crimes in all time coming.
Page 86 - ... their filthy vermin on our vitals, and rule us as they will? No, my countrymen. Let us lay our petitions at the foot of the throne, where sits our august prince, whose gracious nature will incline his ear to listen to the cries of the people, which he is bound to do by the laws of the country. But should he be so infatuated as to turn a deaf ear to their just petition, he has forfeited their allegiance. Yes, my fellow-townsmen, in such a case, to hell with our allegiance.
Page 114 - ... it reaches all those practices, whether by deed, word, or writing, or of whatsoever kind, which are suited and intended to disturb the tranquillity of the state for the purpose of producing public trouble or commotion, and moving His Majesty's subjects to the dislike, resistance, or subversion of the established Government and laws, or settled frame and order of things.
Page 4 - ... declared you could not write : which declarations being to be used in evidence against each of you by whom the same were respectively emitted ; as also the skirt of a gown ; as also a petticoat; as also a brass snuff-box, and a snuff-spoon, a black coat, a black waistcoat, a pair of moleskin trowsers, and a cotton handkerchief or neckcloth, to all of which sealed labels are now attached...
Page 89 - Mr. Pulteney, according to order, presented to the House a bill for preventing the writing,- printing, and publishing any news without license, and the same was received and read the first time. And a motion being made, and the question being put that the bill be read a second time, it passed in the negative.

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