Cases in Crown Law, Determined by the Twelve Judges, by the Court of King's Bench, and by Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery: From the Fourth Year of George the Second, 1730, to the Fifty-fifth Year of George the Third, 1815, Volume 1

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J. Butterworth and Son, T. Cadell and W. Davies, J. Walker, W. Clarke and Sons, R. Pheney, E. Jefferys, 1815 - Law reports, digests, etc - 1108 pages
 

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Page 262 - A free and voluntary confession is deserving of the highest credit, because it is presumed to flow from the strongest sense of guilt, and therefore it is admitted as proof of the crime to which it refers. But a confession forced from the mind by the flattery of hope, or by the torture of fear, comes in so questionable a shape when it is to be considered as the evidence of guilt, that no credit ought to be given to it; and therefore it is rejected.
Page 52 - that if any person or persons shall, on purpose and of malice aforethought, by laying in wait, unlawfully cut out or disable the tongue, put out an eye, slit the nose,, cut off the nose or lip, or cut off or disable any limb or member of any subject; with intention in so doing to maim or disfigure...
Page 158 - Provided always, and be it further enacted, that if any person or persons shall be committed for high treason or felony, plainly and specially expressed in the warrant of commitment, upon his prayer or petition in open court the first week of the term, or first day of the sessions of Oyer and Terminer or general...
Page 505 - I admit that there are certain irregularities which are not the subject of criminal law. But when the criminal law happens to be auxiliary to the law of morality, I do not feel any inclination to explain it away. Now this offence is within the words of the Act ; for the defendants have by false pretenses fraudulently contrived to obtain money from the prosecutor; and I see no reason why it should not be held to be within the meaning of the statute.
Page 158 - ... plainly and specially expressed in the warrant of commitment), upon payment or tender of the charges of bringing...
Page 67 - You shall be taken from the place where you are, and be carried to the place from whence you came, and from thence to the place of execution, and there be severally hanged by your necks until you be dead. And the Lord have mercy on your souls.
Page 358 - IV. then and there feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did shoot and discharge...
Page 15 - Be it enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that wherever any person taketh money or reward, directly or indirectly, under pretence or upon account of helping any person or persons to any stolen goods...
Page 308 - ... take the examination of the said prisoner, and information of them that bring him, of the fact and circumstances thereof, and the same, or as much thereof as shall be material to prove the felony...
Page 443 - Security ; or if any Person shall accuse or threaten to accuse, or shall knowingly send or deliver any Letter or Writing accusing or threatening to accuse, any Person of any Crime punishable by Law with Death, Transportation, or Pillory, or of any Assault with Intent to commit any Rape, or of any Attempt or Endeavour to commit any Rape, or of any infamous Crime, as hereinafter defined...

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