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" In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous, is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party... "
The Testimony of God Against Slavery: A Collection of Passages from the ... - Page 169
by La Roy Sunderland - 1836 - 177 pages
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Courts - 1952 - 1030 pages
...State since : "Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments 250 JACKSON, J., dissenting. for libels, the truth may be given...
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A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care ...

John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles - Connecticut - 1819 - 496 pages
...6. No law shall ever be passed to curtail or restrain the liberty of speech or of the press. 7. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, and the jury shall have the right to determine the 'aw and the facts, under the direction of the court....
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Reports of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of 1821 Assembled ...

New York (State). Constitutional Convention, Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - Constitutional conventions - 1821 - 718 pages
...and no law shall ever be passed to curtail, or restrain the liberty of speech, or of the press ; and in all prosecutions, or indictments, for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, if it be to appear, thai the matter charged as libellous, was published with good ul tnr justifiable...
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Reports of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of 1821 Assembled ...

New York (State). Constitutional Convention, Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - Constitutional conventions - 1821 - 712 pages
...responsihle for the ahuse of that right ; and no law shall he passed, to restrain, or ahridge, the liherty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for lihels, the trutli may he given in evidence, to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that...
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Laws of the State of New York, Volume 1

New York (State) - Session laws - 1823 - 516 pages
...SEC. VIII. Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed, to restrain, or abridge the liberly of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the...
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The Constitution of the State of New York, Together with the Rules and ...

New York (State). Legislature - New York (State) - 1887 - 102 pages
...benefited. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and pub lish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and...
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A Treatise on the Law of Slander, Libel, Scandalum Magnatum, and False ...

Thomas Starkie - Libel and slander - 1826 - 658 pages
...Court, as in other cases — The Constitutions of Connecticut and Mississippi, provide that in .'.II prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the Court....
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Commentaries on American Law, Volume 2

James Kent - 1826-1830 - 1827 - 544 pages
...mentioned, and is not quite so latitudinary in its indulgence as some of them. It declares, that " in all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the...evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as •ibellous, is true, and was published with good motives, and for...
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The Common School Manual: A Regular and Connected Course of Elementary ...

Montgomery Robert Bartlett - Education - 1828 - 426 pages
...Press. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, bemg responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall :ippear to the jury, that the matter charged as libellous, is true, and was published with good motives,...
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The American's Guide: Comprising the Declaration of Independence : the ...

Constitutions - 1828 - 494 pages
...responsihle for the ahuse of that right; and no law shall he passed to restrain or ahridge the liherty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions, or indictments for lihels, the truth may he given in evidence to the jury: and if it shall appear to the jury, that the...
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