Reports of State Trials; New Series Volume 7

Reports of State Trials; New Series Volume 7

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...may deplore the extravagant and heightened colour the language attributed to him bears, I have to submit to you, that the Public Prosecutor has failed to make out his case against Ranken. I feel perfectly confident that I carry yon along with me. He has either not proved that the words set forth in the indictment were spoken by Ranken, or where they are proved to be spoken, it has not been proved that they were seditious. Accordingly, this indictment must fall, and you must, as far as my client is concerned, return a verdict of not guilty. I know that you will not be swayed from doing this justice to the prisoner by any fear that you will thus in the slightest degree be endangering the principles of the constitution, or relaxing the reins of Government in the land. Thit can never be. I am certain that by your returning an honest verdict, we Bhall not lose, but gain upon the affection of that class to which the prisoners belong, and on whose affections depend the safety and security of any Government. Draw a moral from all these trials, and try if we can unite these several waters--if we cannot mingle a little more in the feelings and sentiments of those below us, and offering them more of our sympathy, create a union between the two classes. Why should we not walk together, like brothers P I doubt that we have been wanting in our duty in that respect, and that we have been too regardless of their situation; and it would be well if the result of this trial be, not to detain these prisoners in gaol, entailing misery and broken-heartedness on themselves, and utter destitution on their families, but while they are dismissed from the bar, and allowed to mingle in happiness and good feeling with their fellow men, it would be well, I say, if the result...show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544277
  • 9781236544278