The Whole Proceedings in the House of Peers Upon the Indictments Against William Earl of Kilmarnock, George Earl of Cromertie, and Arthur Lord Balmerino; For High Treason, in Levying War Against His Majesty

The Whole Proceedings in the House of Peers Upon the Indictments Against William Earl of Kilmarnock, George Earl of Cromertie, and Arthur Lord Balmerino; For High Treason, in Levying War Against His Majesty : The Proceeding in Westminster

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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. 1746 edition. Excerpt: ...Whether he was an attainted-Person, or not, and they have determined that Qiestion, That he "was" not, then there is an End of that Qwstion. But it has bcen said, That this may affect, in Consequence, the Property of a Third Person; and that the noble Lord at the Bar oughtnot to be affected by the Proceedings in the King's Bench. But, I apprehend, this Question relates personally to Mr. Murray, and to no other. It is merely a (Liestion as to his Capacity or Incapacity-, that is, whether he be attainted, or no; and therefore, my Lords, that distinguishes this Case from the Cases of private Property, alluded to by the Counsel for the noble Lord in the Course of their Argument. My Lords, I beg Leave to state this Matter in astronger Light: If your Lordships shall _ he is not attainted in one respect, and yet that he is attainted in another respect. _ though it isby the Confesiion oftheAttorney General, as 'it is by proper Authority, and in neral has not put him to the Proof of his Plea, he is to be considered as aPerson attainted, contrary to the Judgment of the Court.. r My Lords, the whole Argumsient on the Prisonefis Side is in this Compass z viz. they say, That Mr. Murray (the Person produced by us as a Witness) is still attainted-, and therefore, by the Rules of Law, cannot be a Witness: And 'tis certainly true, that, if he stands now attainted, he cannot, by our Law, be admitted to give Testimony. Let us come then to that (luestioiy Does he, or does he-not, at this Hour, stand attainted by virtue of the late Statute?, It cannot be doubted, but that a Parliamentary Attainder of this Sort may be dissolved by some Method or other; and the very Statute directsone Way; oiz. 'by Surrender before a particular Day-, and the only Way...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760069
  • 9781236760067