A Complete Collection of State-Trials, and Proceedings for High-Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours; From the Reign of King Richard II. to T

A Complete Collection of State-Trials, and Proceedings for High-Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours; From the Reign of King Richard II. to T

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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. 1730 edition. Excerpt: ...graciously interpret as a Testimony, as well of their dutiful Affections unto us, and to our Service, as the Respect they have to the Publick, which well becometh every good Subject; nevertheless finding that some few, haply out of Ignorance what the Laws and Customs of this our Realm are, or out of a Desire to be eased and freed in their Particulars, (how general soever the Charge ought to be) have not yet paid and contributed the several Rates and Assessments that were set upon them, and foreseeing, in our Princely Wisdom, that from hence divers Suits and Actions are not unlikely to be commenced and prosecuted in our several Courts at Westminster: We, desirous to avoid such Inconveniencies, and out of our Princely Love and Affection to all our Subjects, being willing to prevent such Errors as any of our loving Subjects may happen to run into, have thought sit, in a Cafe of this Nature to advise with our Judges, who we doubt not are all well studied and informed in the Right of our Sovereignty. And because the Trials in our several Courts, by the Formality in Pleading, will require a long Protraction, we have thought it expedient, by this our Letter directed to you all, to require your Judgments in the Case, as it is set down in the inclosed Paper, which will not only gain Time, but also be of more Authority to over-rule any prejudkate Opinions of others in the Point. Given under our Signet at our Court at White-hall, the Second Day of February, in the Twelfth Tear of Our Reign. 1636. This being thus Read, the Lord-Keeper commanded the Cafe inclosed to be read, being as followetb. CAROLUS Rex, WH E N the Good and Safety of the Kingdom in general is concerned, and the whole Kingdom is in Danger; Whether may not the King, by Writ under the...show more

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  • Paperback | 1100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 55mm | 1,919g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659195X
  • 9781236591951