A Verbatim Report of the Two Trials of Mr. T.J. Wooler, Editor of the Black Dwarf; For Alledged [Sic] Libels, Before Mr. Justice Abbott, and a Special Jury, on Thursday, June 5, 1817

A Verbatim Report of the Two Trials of Mr. T.J. Wooler, Editor of the Black Dwarf; For Alledged [Sic] Libels, Before Mr. Justice Abbott, and a Special Jury, on Thursday, June 5, 1817

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...of reply (and I can assure you they will not be a great many) upon that defence which has been attempted upon the part of the person who is the author and publisher of this libel. I shall not follow him through a great deal of that which he has said, and particularly I shall not pretend to enter into any argument or observations upon the nature and le ality of the proceeding you are assembled hereto etermine. However he may call himself a public writer, or however any man, who gets a room as a printing place, or a pen and ink, and through the medium of circulating his opinions may call himself a public writer, I shall never think that I ought to take what is or is not the law of En land from any such public writer, but from the law-coke and acknowledged authorities upon the subject: --books that, have constantly governed the decisions of our courts, and authorities that have been early recognized by the highest judges of the country. What they lay down, will always be to me the-rule of law until what they have decided shall be reversed by some competent judicial authorities, or by the legislature of the realm. The proceeding which brings us this da to try the defendant, has been recognized, sanctione, and established as the indis utable law of England. The right of the Attorney-eneral to reply in all prosecutions of this sort whether the defendant does or does not call witnesses is equally settled by the law of En land, and we are not, I apprehend, to receive t e doctrines of the law from those who are charged as defendants in a Court of Justice. One observation, however, I will make, and it is 'this; that, however Mr. Wooler may complain, or have a right to complain, in other res pects, he has no right to complain of a want of...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808894
  • 9781236808899