Trial of Robert Watt, for High Treason: Befor the Court, Under the Special Commission of Oyer and Terminer Held at Edinburgh

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William Brown, 1795 - 364 páginas
 

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Página 7 - Queen, or of their eldest son and heir; or if a man do violate the King's companion, or the King's eldest daughter unmarried, or the wife of the King's eldest son and heir; or if a man do levy war against our lord the King in his realm, or be adherent to the King's enemies in his realm, giving to them aid and comfort in the realm, or elsewhere, and thereof be provably attainted of open deed by the people of their condition.
Página 7 - King's eldest Daughter unmarried, or the Wife of the King's Eldest Son and Heir ; or if a Man do levy War against our Lord the King in his Realm, or be adherent to the King's Enemies in his Realm, giving...
Página 11 - King, and not having the fear of God in his heart, nor weighing the duty of his allegiance, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil, and entirely withdrawing the love and true and due obedience which every subject of our said Lord the King...
Página 7 - ... poison, or other attempts directly and immediately aiming at his life. It is extended to every thing wilfully and deliberately done or attempted whereby his life may be endangered...
Página 8 - in judgment of law is intended againft the perfon of the « King, be it to dethrone or imprifon him, or to oblige him to " alter his meafures of Government, or to remove evil...
Página 6 - ... appear, it will be as much the inclination, as it is the duty of the learned and reverend judges with whom I have the honour of being in...
Página 6 - VI. by requiring the oaths of two lawful witnesses, either both to the same overt act, or one of them to one, and the other to another overt act of the same treason ; unless the prisoner shall willingly, • without violence, in open court, confess the charge.
Página 6 - ... sides, and to say, whether the person charged be guilty or not of the crime imputed to him in the indictment; and if upon such trial, any advantage can be derived from the nicety or caution of the law, or any favourable circumstances appear, it will be as much the inclination, as it is the duty...

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