Report of the Annual Session of the Georgia Bar Association Volume 38

Report of the Annual Session of the Georgia Bar Association Volume 38

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...himself with "Cash paid for reading funeral service: i pound 8." Another paid the expense of an oldfashioned Irish wake (1783, p. 1) and credited himself with "2 kegs of butter biscuit: 1 pound," and "For liquor supplied the Arbitrators: 1 pound 18s. 9d." And another credited himself with "Price paid for rum, at the day of sale." That as you know, being for the purpose of stimulating the bidding I The Chatham records also contain interesting entries. Blackstone taught that where a foreigner was indicted for anything except treason, he was entitled to a trial by a jury de mediatate linguae. It has been held that this law was never in force in America, and yet (Chatham Min. 1792, p. 237, 239) when a Frenchman was indicted for a felony, he was tried by a jury of six Americans and six Frenchmen, the record reciting: "Defendant being a foreigner and not understanding the English language the Court ordered 6 persons of the same nation to be summoned to attend and a venire de novo." In one case, the verdict reads: "We find the prisoner not Guilty, and that his character has been greatly injured" (251). In another a sentence of Banishment was pronounced, it being ordered that the defendant should: "be remanded to jail there to be confined until an opportunity shall be had to transport him to some foreign and other territories than those belonging to the United States, and he is forbid to return to this state during the term of seven years on pain of suffering as the law directs." (60) In Bryant's case (404) for Horse (?) stealing there was a recurrence of the Pious Fraud resorted to to save the prisoner from being hung. The verdict being "Guilty on the third and last count...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871049
  • 9781236871046