The American Jurist and Law Magazine Volume 2

The American Jurist and Law Magazine Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...there; But this I can tell, For I know it full well, That when last thro' that justice-hall I pass'd, The jury their food and drink were missing, While the made-up pair were feasting and kissing.1 MORAL AND SEQUEL. Jove laughs at lover's vows and shame, And men had better do the same.2 R. M. C. SavannaJt, Geo. 1 A friend informs me, that about six months ago he passed through one of the frontier counties of. While there, he strayed into the court house. A man by the name of Henry Day, was undergoing his trial for beating his wife. The prisoner admitted the fact, but alleged that it was done se defcn-dendo, which statement seemed to be corroborated by the appearance of the virago, who was nearly twice his size. His counsel contended that in law, man and wife were one, and that therefore he could not be convicted of whipping himself. The solicitor general replied, that he had lately seen a decision, (he could not at that moment say where), in which it was affirmed, that if a man kill his wife, it is not suicide, but murder, and he insisted on the applicability of the decision to the case at bar. The judge charged the jury, that it was unnecessary to decide that question, but that he would decide, that man and wife were only considered one in law for the benefit of the wife, and that in all other cases, they were two. He then gave the jury in charge of the bailiff, admonishing him, that they were in the habit of going out sober, and coming in drunk, and that if this jury so conducted themselves, he would sentence the bailiff, instead of the prisoner. My friend retired, but returned the next day. He found all the judicial and ministerial officers looking like cannibals, and the admonished bailiff representing a statue at the door of the jury room....
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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660242
  • 9781236660244