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A Practical Treatise Upon the Authority and Duty of Justices of the Peace in ... - Page 279
by Daniel Davis - 1828 - 471 pages
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

William Blackstone - Law - 1800 - 620 pages
...is deliberate revenge and not heat of blood, and accordingly amounts to murder 2. So if a man takes another in the act of adultery with his wife, and kills him directly upon the fpot ; though thrs was allowed by the laws of • i Hal. P. 0.466. i KelynE. 13;....
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Principles and Practice of Naval and Military Courts Martial: With ..., Volume 1

John M'Arthur - Courts-martial and courts of inquiry - 1805 - 494 pages
...tranfport of paffion . y where the injury is irreparable and can never be compenfated. This is where a man finds another in the act of adultery with his wife ; in which cafe, if he kill him in the firft tranfport of paffion, he is only guilty of manflaughter,...
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The Office and Duty of a Justice of the Peace, and a Guide to Sheriffs ...

Henry Potter - Justices of the peace - 1816 - 474 pages
...this is deliberate revenge and not heat of blood, and accordingly amounts to murder. So if a man takes another in the act of adultery with his wife, and kills him directly upon the spot, it is not absolutely .ranked in the class of justifiable ho:nicide, as in case...
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The Law of Baron and Femme, of Parent and Child, of Guardian and Ward, of ...

Tapping Reeve - Domestic relations - 1816 - 518 pages
...the ravisher, in defence of her chastity: so may her husband; and it is justifiable homicide. Where a man finds another in the act of adultery with his wife, which is the greatest possible injury, yet the husband is not justified if he kill him ; for, in this...
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A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the ..., Volume 2, Part 1

Joseph Chitty - Criminal law - 1819 - 540 pages
...the law allows an excuse for the feelings excited by an [#732] atrocious injury. Thus if a man find another in the act of adultery with his wife, and...guilty of manslaughter only ; but if, after time for reflexion, he returns and takes his revenge, the law will regard it as murder. For no man in a civilized...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825 - 576 pages
...is deliberate revenge and not heat of blood, and accordingly amounts to murder *. So if a man takes another in the act of adultery with his wife, and kills him directly upon the spot; though this was allowed "by the laws of Solon a, as likewise by the Roman civil...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another], Volume 4

sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825 - 584 pages
...is deliberate revenge and not heat of blood, and accordingly amounts to murder z. So if a man takes another in the act of adultery with his wife, and kills him directly upon the spot ; though this was allowed by the laws of Solon", as likewise by the Roman civil...
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The practice of courts-martial, also the legal exposition and military ...

William Hough - 1825 - 1028 pages
...deliberate revenge and not heat of blood, and accordingly amounts to murder" (387). " So if a man takes another in the act of adultery with his wife, and kills him directly upon the spot, in England it is not absolutely ranked in the class of justifiable homicide,...
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A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice ..., Volume 3

Joseph Chitty - Criminal law - 1826 - 942 pages
...the law allows an excuse for the feelings excited by [ 732 ] an atrocious injury. Thus if a man find another in the act of adultery with his wife, and...a right to visit personal injuries with vengeance; he is bound to appeal to the laws for redress; and it is on this subjugation of the natural passions...
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A Treatise on Crimes and Indictable Misdemeanors, Volume 1

William Oldnall Russell - Criminal law - 1826 - 788 pages
...articles of war should have been produced ; and, for want thereof, held the conviction wrong, (f) Where a man finds another in the act of adultery with his...and kills him in the first transport of passion, he is only guilty of manslaughter, and that in the lowest degree : (м) for the provocation is grievous,...
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