American criminal trials, Tom 1

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Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1841
 

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Strona 260 - Esq., or, in his absence, to such as for the time being take care for preserving the peace and administering the laws in their Majesties' province of New York, in America.
Strona 204 - And you see I labor under the weight of many years, and am borne down with great infirmities of body ; yet, old and weak as T am, I should think it my duty if required, to go to the utmost part of the land, where my service could be of any use in assisting to quench the flame of prosecutions upon informations, set on foot by the government, to deprive a people of the right of remonstrating, (and complaining too) of the arbitrary attempts of men in power.
Strona 161 - Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest : for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Strona 285 - That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king ; and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal.
Strona 204 - I make no Doubt but your upright Conduct, this Day, will not only entitle you to the Love and Esteem of your...
Strona 285 - And they do claim, demand and insist upon all and singular the premises as their undoubted rights and liberties...
Strona 203 - For though, blessed be God, I live in a government where liberty is well understood and freely enjoyed, yet experience has shown us all (I'm sure it has to me) that a bad precedent in one government is soon set up for an authority in another; and therefore I cannot but think it mine, and every honest man's duty, that (while we pay all due obedience to men in authority) we ought at the same time to be upon our guard against power wherever we apprehend that it may affect ourselves or our fellow-subjects.
Strona 50 - For the last Man you put to Death, here are five come in his Room. And if you have Power to take my Life from me, God can raise up the same Principle of Life in ten of his Servants, and send them among you in my Room, that you may have Torment upon Torment, which is your Portion : For there is no Peace to the Wicked, saith my God.
Strona 134 - Not Visit the sin of him, or of any other, upon himself or any of his, nor upon the Land: But that He would powerfully defend him against all Temptations to Sin, for the future; and vouchsafe him the efficacious, saving Conduct of his Word and Spirit.
Strona 400 - Forasmuch as within all his Majesty's realms and dominions, the sole supreme government, command, and disposition of the militia, and of all forces by sea and land, and of all forts and places of strength, is, and by the laws of England ever was the undoubted right of his Majesty, and his royal predecessors, kings and queens of England ; and that both, or either of the houses of parliament cannot, nor ought to pretend to the same...

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