Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in England and Ireland, Volume 1

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Edward William Cox
J. Crockford, Law Times Office, 1846 - Criminal law
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Page 153 - Eyre to be this, — that they are declarations made in extremity, when the party is at the point of death, and when every hope of this world is gone ; when every motive to falsehood is silenced, and the mind is induced, by the most powerful considerations, to speak the truth.
Page 128 - EF then and there feloniously, wilfully and of his malice aforethought, did strike and...
Page 232 - ... on the trial of any issue joined, or of any matter or question, or on any inquiry arising in any suit, action, or proceeding, civil or criminal, in any court, or before any judge, jury, sheriff, coroner, magistrate, officer, or person having, by law or by consent of parties, authority to hear, receive, and examine evidence...
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Page 232 - ... but that every person so offered may and shall be admitted to give evidence on oath, or solemn affirmation, in those cases wherein affirmation is by law receivable; notwithstanding that such person may or shall have an interest in the matter in question, or in the event of the trial of any issue, matter, question, or...
Page 129 - The charge must contain such a description of the crime, that the defendant may know what crime it is which he is called upon to answer ; that the jury may appear to be warranted in their conclusion of ' guilty' or ' not
Page 145 - Be it enacted, by the authority aforesaid, that wherever any person taketh money or reward, directly or indirectly, under pretence or upon account of helping any person...
Page 325 - ... shall not be lawful for the subjects of the Emperor of Brazil to be concerned in the carrying on of the African Slave Trade, under any pretext or in any manner whatever...
Page 543 - indictment for conspiracy ought to show, either that it was for an unlawful " purpose, or to effect a lawful purpose by unlawful means: that it is not done
Page 153 - The general principle on which this species of evidence is admitted, is that they are declarations made in extremity, when the party is at the point of death, and when every hope of this world is gone ; when every motive to falsehood is silenced, and the mind is induced by the most powerful considerations to speak the truth : a situation so solemn and so awful is considered by the law as creating an obligation equal to that which is imposed by a positive oath administered in a court of justice.

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