The Trial of Edward Marcus Despard, Esquire: For High Treason, at the Session House, Newington, Surry, on Monday the Seventh of February, 1803


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Página 22 - AB afterwards, to wit, on the day and year aforesaid, with force and arms, at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid...
Página 20 - Reign aforesaid and on divers other Days and Times as well before as after with Force and Arms at the said parish of...
Página 4 - An Act for the Safety and Preservation of His Majesty's Person and Government against treasonable and seditious Practices and Attempts...
Página 9 - ... may be indicted, arraigned, tried and attainted in the same manner and according to the same course and order of trial in every respect, and upon the like evidence, as if such person or persons stood charged with murder...
Página 143 - Nothing renders the crime of high treason more arbitrary than declaring people guilty of it for indiscreet speeches. Speech is so subject to interpretation ; there is so great a difference between indiscretion and malice; and frequently...
Página 64 - ... these are the objects for which we contend, and to obtain these objects we swear to be united in the awful presence of Almighty God.
Página 206 - I am one, my liege, Whom the vile blows and buffets of the world Have so incensed that I am reckless what I do to spite the world.
Página 172 - ... wall together. In all that period of time, no man could have shown more zealous attachment to his Sovereign and his country than Colonel Despard did. I formed the highest opinion of him at that time, as a man and an officer, seeing him so willing in the service of his Sovereign.
Página 143 - ... that in repeating the same words they have not the same meaning; this depends on their connection with other things, and sometimes more is signified by silence than by any expression whatever. Since there can be nothing so equivocal and ambiguous as all this, how is it possible to convert it into a crime of high treason? Wherever this law is established, there is an end not only of liberty, but even of its very shadow.
Página 105 - I asked him if it would be a pretty steady job and he said yes. . . . Q. What did you say to him? A. I told him I would go to work, yes. Q. And you went to work the next morning? A. Yes, sir.

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