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THE

SPEECHES

OF

THE HON. THOMAS ERSKINE,

(NOW LORD ERSKINE,)

WHEN AT THE BAR,

ON

SUBJECTS

CONNECTED WITH

THE LIBERTY OF THE PRESS;

AGAINST

CONSTRUCTIVE TREASONS,

AND ON

MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS.

COLLECTED BY

JAMES RIDGWÀY.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

NEW YORK:

PRINTED FOR EASTBURN, KIRK, & co. No. 86 BROADWAY,

CORNER OF WALL-STREET.

1813.

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152

Judgment of the Court in the Case of the Dean of St. Asaph 210

Mr. Erskine's Speech in Arrest of Judgment in this Cause 222

Preface to the Trial of Thomas Paine for a Libel, in publish-

ing the Rights of Man

227

Information against Thomas Paine

220

The Attorney General's Speech in Support of the Prosecution 250

Mr. Erskine's Speech for the Defendant

274

Subject of the Trial of the Printer and Publisher of Thomas

Paine's Age of Reason

331

Speech of Mr. Erskine in Support of the Prosecution 333

Subject of the Trial of John STOCKDALE for a Libel 345

Mr. Erskine's Speech for the Defendant

352

Lord Kenyon's Summing up in this Cause

393

Introduction to the Trial of Mr. John Frost

395

Speech of the Attorney General in Support of the Prosecution 396

Evidence for the Crown in this Cause

403

Mr. Erskine's Speech for the Defendant

413

Reply of the Attorney General

436

Subject of the Trial of JAMES PERRY and another

445

Speech of the Attorney General for the Crown in this Cause 459

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