The Trial of Theodore Parker, for the "Misdemeanor"

The Trial of Theodore Parker, for the "Misdemeanor"

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... the fact of printing and publishing the documents, and rested the defence on the truth of their assertions. The AttorneyGeneral, Mr. Bradley, said, " supposing they were true, the law says that they are not the less libellous for that: nay, indeed, the law says, their being true is an aggravation of the crime." He " did not know what could be said in defence of a man that had so notoriously scandalized the governor and principal magistrates.... by charging them with depriving the people of their rights and liberties, and taking away trials by juries, and in short putting an end to the law itself If this was not a libel, he did not know what was one. Such persons as did take these liberties.... ought to suffer for stirring up sedition and discontent among the people." The Chief Justice declared, " It is far from being a justification of a libel that the contents thereof are true.... since the greater appearance there is of truth, so much the more provoking is it!" " The jury may find that Mr. Zenger printed and published thdse papers, and leave it to the court to judge whether they are libellous I" That would be to put the dove's neck in the mouth of the fox, and allow him to decide whether he would bite it off. Mr. Hamilton replied: --" This of leaving it to the judgment of the court whether the words are libellous or not, in effect renders Juries useless (to say no worse), in many cases." " If the faults, mistakes, nay even the vices of such a person be private and personal, and don't affect the peace of the public, or the liberty or property of our neighbor, it is unmanly and unmannerly to expose them, either by word or writing. But, when a ruler of the MR. ZENGER IN 1735. Ill people brings his personal failings, but much more his vices, into...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656032
  • 9781236656032