The Case of Baptis Irvine; In a Matter of Contempt of Court

The Case of Baptis Irvine; In a Matter of Contempt of Court

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...but that they have actually perjured themselves; and this was Irvine's intention according to the affidavit of the jury; I therefore assert thit he has been guilty of contempt. It has been said, that this case cannot come before the court upon this ground, because, if any impropriety has been committed, it is a cr+me which entitles the person charged with it to a trial by jury; but I argue that this is a contempt, and consequently that the matier of fact, as well as the matter of law, which are to closely connected, and indeed that the paper itself, becomes a matter for the opinion of the ci urt; and there is the etrongest analogy between this case and that of witnesses who refuse t$ attend, or who refase to be sworn when in court, which the counsel hxi admitted. I mutt therefore pray that the attachment may issue. IRVINE'S CASE IN-A MATTER OF CONTEMPT 31 gr The folloicing cases are so extremely pertinent to the subject of this trial, and are so litilt known that thsy imperiously call for insertion, and as the pioceedings of the first day are now concluded, the perusal of these curiosities will give the reader an additional zest for the remainder oj the Pamphlet. The Kixg "J Warrant to apprehend for publishing versus 1 a false, scandalous and seditious li VVm. Johnston &z fbe), tending to bring his Majesty's George Dium.nond. J h'gh and honorable court into disrespect with the people. " Sometime during the month of Decembrr 17.92, or January 1793, three journeymen printers, in a drunken frolic, went into Edinburgh Castie, and having called for liquor, drank some foolish and ridiculous toasts: amongst others it was said that they had drank d--m--n to King George, and all crowned tyrants. Not satisfied with doing so themselves, they endeavored to...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659724
  • 9781236659729