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" ... does not in the opinion of the Court, understand the nature of an oath, the evidence of such child may be received though not given upon oath, if, in the opinion of the court, such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception... "
The Juvenile Court Record - Page 8
1908
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The Penal Code of the State of New York: With All the Amendments to and ...

New York (State), William Henry Silvernail - Criminal law - 1905 - 422 pages
...not in the opinion of the court or magistrate understand the nature of an oath, the evidence of such child may be received though not given under oath if, in the opinion of the court or magistrate, such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of...
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and ..., Volume 1

John Pitt Taylor - Evidence (Law) - 1906 - 1579 pages
...nature of an oath, although the deposition is not given on oath, if in the opinion of the court the child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify...evidence and understands the duty of speaking the truth. Such evidence, however, to justify a conviction, must be corroborated by some other material evidence....
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A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and ..., Volume 2

John Pitt Taylor - Evidence (Law) - 1906 - 1578 pages
...the opinion of the court or justices, as the case may be, such girl or other child of tender years is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify...evidence, and understands the duty of speaking the truth: Provided that no person shall be liable to be convicted of the offence unless the testimony admitted...
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The Acts of the Parliament of Western Australia

Western Australia - Law - 1907
...received, though not given upon oath, if in the opinion of the Court, or person acting judicially, such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence...speaking the truth. (2.) No person shall be convicted of any crime or misdemeanour on the testimony of a child who gives evidence under the provisions of...
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The Criminal Code of Canada and the Canada Evidence Act: With Their ...

Canada, James Crankshaw - Criminal law - 1907 - 1162 pages
...upon oath, if, in the opinion of the Judge, Justice or other presiding Officer, as the case may be, such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence...understands the duty of speaking the truth. 2. No case shall be decided upon such evidence alone, and such evidence must be corroborated by some other...
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Leading Cases on the Law of Evidence: With Notes

Ernest Cockle - Evidence (Law) - 1907 - 224 pages
...evidence of such child may be received, though not given upon oath, if, in the opinion of the Court, such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence...evidence, and understands the duty of speaking the truth." The question in any case, whether as to taking the oath or giving the evidence, is one of understanding...
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Selected Chapters of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, Relating to the ...

Canada - Criminal law - 1907 - 654 pages
...the opinion of th", court or justices, as the case may be, such girl or other child of tender years is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify...and understands the duty of speaking the truth. 2. But no person shall be liable to be convicted of the offence, Corroboraunless the testimony admitted...
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Manual of Military Law: War Office, 1907

Great Britain. War Office - Military law - 1907 - 802 pages
...oath, their evidence may be received though not on oath, if the court is of opinion that the girl or child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify...evidence and understands the duty of speaking the truth, but no person may be convicted in any such case unless such unsworn evidence is corroborated by some...
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The Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, Volume 3

Canada - Law - 1907
...the opinion of the court or justices, as the case may be, such girl or other child of tender years is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify...and understands the duty of speaking the truth. 2. But no person shall be liable to be convicted of the offence, Corroboraunless the testimony admitted...
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General ..., Volume 116

Abraham Clark Freeman - Law reports, digests, etc - 1907
...not in the opinion of the court or magistrate understand the nature of an oath, the evidence of such child may be received, though not given under oath, if, in the opinion of the court or magistrate, such child is possessed of sufficient intelligence to justify the reception of...
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