Trial of the Case of the Commonwealth Versus David Lee Child, for Publishing in the Massachusetts Journal a Libel on the Honorable John Keyes; Before the Supreme Judicial Court, Holden at Cambridge, in the County of Middlesex

Trial of the Case of the Commonwealth Versus David Lee Child, for Publishing in the Massachusetts Journal a Libel on the Honorable John Keyes; Before the Supreme Judicial Court, Holden at Cambridge, in the County of Middlesex

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...proposed, before a seal was broken, that the contract should be given to the Boston Statesman, provided that their proposals were not more than five hundred dollars higher than any other. " This was no more nor less than a proposal to give $500 from the Treasury of Massachusetts to mat reprobated Jackson press." This fact, Mr. Child affirmed, was communicated to him by Mr. Palfray, a member of the Committee. On application to that gentleman; he said in a written communication, that Mr. Robbins proposed to give a preference of $500 to True &. Greene, to which Mr. Keyes and Mr. Ellis assented; and that even when the proposals of True &i Greene were demonstrated to be $1000 higher than those of Button &. Wentworth, Keyes and Ellis manifested "a strong reluctance" to reject those of the former. On the trial, Mr. Palfray testified as follows: " A gentleman of the Committee said, that he should not be willing to change the printers unless the Commonwealth would make a saving of $500 by the change. That gentleman was Mr. Robbins. He proposed it; he said that he for one should not willing to have a change made, unless the difference in favor of the Commonwealth would be more than $500; upon which Mr. Keyes said, --" Nor should /"--There was no other remark except that Mr. Perkins said that that would be against the very principle of the order. We now subjoin other testimony corroborative of this: " John Thomas, Esq. About the first of April last on a Thursday, Mr. Robbins a member of the Committee of Accounts called at my office in Plymouth to borrow the Massachusetts Journal, containing the article about the Committee of Accounts. I had a conversation with him at that time relative to the alleged libel on Mr Keyes. I asked him whether it was a fact that...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236665157