Some Memorials Of John Hampden; His Party And His Times

Paperback | May 17, 2012

byBaron George Nugent Nugent

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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. 1854 Excerpt: ...now complete the other way. If, on the other hand, it be said that charges of accumulative treason may be held to be proved in cases where it is doubtful whether any one act taken singly can be made treasonable within the law of the land, no man is safe, and especially when he is to be tried by a council of many, where each judge separately may be satisfied on some one separate charge, and so all be found to condemn on the charges taken in the aggregate, while on each particular the majority of the judges might have acquitted. Those who voted on the Bill of Attainder had to determine whether they would allow a criminal to escape death because his crime was so great and so complicated that it was difficult to bring it within the bounds of a statute, and thus show future ministers a way to baffle justice; or whether, in order to destroy a powerful enemy to their country, they should for a time cast loose from the anchorage ground of law, and on a capital matter too. Be it remembered, these prosecutors were charged with no ordinary duties, they were fighting against no It was "Wentworth who moved this clause to be added to the Petition of Right, 'That, for the comfort and safety of his subjects, his Majesty 'would be pleased to declare his will and pleasure that all his Miuisters 'should serve him according to the laws and statutes of the realm.' ordinary man, and with inferior means; and, above all, they were fighting a great battle for the liberties of their country. Thus much for their motives, and for the difficulties and dangers with which on every side they were surrounded. On the whole, however, it must be admitted that the proceeding by bill is not capable of any complete vindication. Mercy is never the attribute of great assemblies, and justice n...

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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. 1854 Excerpt: ...now complete the other way. If, on the other hand, it be said that charges of accumulative treason may be held to be proved in c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217795366

ISBN - 13:9780217795364

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