A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 30

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...in material respects that which is now before the court. My lords, my objection to this evidence which is offered on the part of general Picton is, that it by no means proves, that by the laws of Trinidad, as they existed in 1801, torture could be applied in a case circumstanced as this particular case is. It appears by the evidence of De Castro, that the girl was not only intitled to, but ought to have had a curator or a defensor appointed to defend her. Mr. N0lan.--It appear: by the defendant' evidence. It appears by the evidence of De Castro, who was examined under the first mandamus. It is clearly proved by all the evidence that she was under the age of twentyfive, and it is stated by De Castro Lord Ellenborough.-She says she was between thirteen and fourteen. Mr. Dallas.-Evidence of her age was given under the first mandamus, and t at she was under the age of fourteen, but no evidence of that was given at the trial. Lord Ellenbormigli.-Evidence of that was given by herself, ' very early in her examination. Mr. Garrow.-There is the fact of her gge, and Mr. Nolan is now arguing on the e ect of that fact. Mr. I.awer.--That fact was abandoned. Mr. Garro1o.--I am astonished to hearit said it was abandoned. It did not come in (tl8Sil0D, because the jury were of opinion t at the Spanish law was not introduced into the island. Lord Ellenborough.-The 1llSl.lOIl as to her age would have arisen, if it iad been established that the Spanish law was the law of the island of Trinidad. Mr. Nolan.--It appears by the evidence, that this girl was un er the age of fourteen at the time the torture was applied. If she was under that age she was not liable to have the torture inflicted upon her at all, under any colour or pretence whatever. But...show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966910
  • 9781236966919