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" And indeed, even in cases of felony at the common law, they are the weakest and most suspicious of all testimony : ever liable to be obtained by artifice, false hopes, promises of favor, or menaces ; seldom remembered accurately, or reported with due... "
The Lives and Criminal Trials of Celebrated Men - Pagina 29
door David Jardine - 1835 - 520 pagina’s
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Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr: (late Vice President ..., Volume 2

Aaron Burr - 1808
...confession. You will recollect that Blackstone in his Commentaries tells us, that " these confessions are the weakest and most suspicious of all testimony,...and, incapable in their nature of being disproved by negative evidence." Which doctrine is confirmed by Foster, who expresses his opinion of this species...
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Speeches: Delivered at the City-Hall of the City of New York, in the Courts ...

John Andrew Graham - 1812 - 80 pagina’s
...person of the character such -as the witness. The law says, tha* confessions are' the weakest arid most suspicious of all testimony ; ever liable to be obtained by artifice, false hopes 'promises of favor, or menaces, seldom remembered accurately, or reported with due precision, and incapable, in...
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Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, During the ... Session of the ...

Great Britain. Parliament - 1812
...Justice Rlackstoiie in his Commentaries says, ' Words are the weakest and most ' suspicious testimony, seldom .remembered ' accurately, or reported with...precision, ' and incapable in their nature of being 1 disproved by other negative evidence.' That incomparable judge and writer, who at once breathes the...
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A Compendious and Comprehensive Law Dictionary: Elucidating the Terms, and ...

Thomas Walter Williams - 1816 - 1022 pagina’s
...liable fo be obUrined by artifice, false hopes, pr mise» of fa\our, or menaces ; seldom remembtrtd accurately or reported with due precision ; and incapable...nature of being disproved by other negative evidence. By the same statute ^ ft'. III. it is declared that both witnesses must be to the same overt net of...
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A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ..., Volumes 1-34

1819
...evidence under this statute ; and, indeed, even in cases of felony, at the eмнимом law, they are the weakest and most suspicious of all testimony ;...ever liable to be obtained by artifice, false hopes, and promises of favour, or menaces — seldom remembered accurately or reported with due precision,...
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The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer

Richard Burn - 1820
...most suspicious ot all testimony, ever liable to be obtained by artifice, f»l»e hope«, proc mises of favour, or menaces ; seldom remembered accurately,...nature of being disproved by other negative evidence. The human mind, under the pressure of calamity, is easily QJJ^ jjv. ^ seduced, and liable in the alarm...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another], Volume 4

sir William Blackstone - 1825
...evidence under this statute. (11) And indeed, even in cases of felony at the coniimon law, they are the weakest and most suspicious of all testimony ;...nature of being disproved by other negative evidence. By the same statute 7 W.III. it is declared, that both witnesses must be to the same overt act of treason,...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

Sir William Blackstone - 1825
...as evidence under this statute. (11) And indeed, even in cases of felony at the common law, they are the weakest and most suspicious of all testimony ;...or reported with due precision ; and incapable in thennature of being disproved by other negative evidence. By the same statute 7 W. III. it is declared,...
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The justice of the peace and parish officer

Richard Burn - 1830
...were evidence. Confessions, says Mr. J. Blaclcstone, even in cases of felony it the common law, are on form ; for the demand made upon the defendants,...expended, as well as for what they might expend, aud dieproved by other negative evidence. 4* Bine. Com. 357* Ji'os/.243. SP The human mind, under the pressure...
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Criminal Trials, Volume 1

David Jardine, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - 1832
...trial of a criminal (except in cases expressly provided for by statute), since the reign of Charles I. The gradual abolition of this unjust practice exhibits...with due precision, and incapable in their nature * 3 How. State Trials, 402. of being disproved by other negative evidence*." It was even considered...
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