Extracts from a Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury at Northampton, at the March Term of the C.C. Pleas, A.D. 1838

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J. H. Butler, 1838 - 16 páginas
 

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Página 11 - And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect persons in judgment ; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great : ye shall not be afraid of the face of man ; for the judgment is God's : and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
Página 3 - Every person who posts or publishes another for not fighting a duel, or for not sending or accepting a challenge to fight a duel, or who...
Página 10 - No grand juror or officer of the Court shall ^ disclose the fact that any indictment for a felony has been found against any person not in custody or under recognizance, otherwise than by issuing or executing process on such indictment, until such person has been arrested.
Página 2 - SECTION 4. No person shall be convicted of treason but by the testimony of two lawful witnesses to the same overt act of treason, whereof he stands indicted, unless he confesses the same in open court.
Página 2 - Death by duel out of State on agreement made within it, murder. — If any person, resident in this State, by previous agreement made within the same, fight a duel without the State, and in so doing inflict a mortal wound, he shall be deemed guilty of murder in this State. (Code 1887, § 3683.) Sec.
Página 2 - ... centuries, as if to warn mankind how easily the most execrable example may be introduced, and with what difficulty a country is purified from its debasing influence. In this Commonwealth we have no reason to complain that treason is by judicial construction, extended beyond its proper limits. With us it consists in levying war against the Commonwealth, or in adhering to the enemies thereof, giving them aid and comfort. Our revised statutes adopted this definition from the constitution of the...
Página 2 - Murder is the wilful killing any person of malice aforethought, either expressed or implied. The malice is express, when there was a premeditated intention to kill. Malice is implied, when the killing is attended with circumstances which indicate great wickedness and depravity of disposition, a heart void of social duty, and fatally bent on mischief.
Página 11 - ... no grand juror shall be allowed to state, or testify in any court, in what manner he, or any other member of the jury, voted on any question before them, or what opinion was expressed by any juror in relation to such question.
Página 2 - The court further instructs the jury that murder is the killing of any person with malice aforethought either express or implied. Malice in this definition is used in a technical sense, and includes not only anger, hatred, and revenge, but every unlawful and unjustifiable motive.

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