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" It is too general and imperfect an answer, to say it is the common law, unless we know where and what it is. For where there is no law, there is no transgression, and that law which is not in being, is so far from being common, that it is no law at all. "
The Trial of William Penn and William Mead: At the Old Bailey, 1670 - Page 20
by William Penn - 1670 - 76 pages
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A Collection of the Most Remarkable and Interesting Trials ..., Volume 1

Trials - 1775
...meerly arbitrary. Rec. The queftion is, whether you are guilty of this mdiftment ? Pen. The queflion is not whether I am guilty of this indictment, but whether this indietment be legal. It is too general and imperfect an anfwer, to fay it is the common law, unlefs...
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The Select Works of William Penn....

William Penn - Society of Friends - 1782
...this time feveral upon the bench urged hard upon the prifoner to bear him down. Penn. The queftion is not whether I am guilty of this indictment, but...indictment be legal. It is too general and imperfect an anfwer, to fay it is the common law, unlefs we both knew where, and what it is. For where there is...
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The Select Works of William Penn....

William Penn - Society of Friends - 1782
...bear him down. Rec. The queftion is, Whether you are guilty of this indictment ? Penn. The queftion is not whether I am guilty of this indictment, but...indictment be legal. It is too general and imperfect an anfwer, to fay it is the common law, unlefs we both knew where, and what it is. For where there is...
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The Monthly magazine, Volume 31

Monthly literary register - 1811
...The question is not whether 1 am guilty of this indictment, but whether this indictment be legal f It is too general and imperfect an answer, to say it is the common law, unless we knew buth where and what it is; for "litre there is no law, there is no transgression ; and that law which...
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Select Reviews, Volume 5

1812
...are merely arbitrary. Recorder. The question is—- Whether you are guilty of this indictment ? Perm. The question is not whether I am guilty of this indictment,...knew both where and what it is; for where there is DO law, there is no transgression; and that law which is not in being, is so far from being common,...
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Memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn, Volume 1

Thomas Clarkson - Great Britain - 1813
...mentioned : Recorder. — The question is, whether you are guilty of this indictment. W. Pean. — The question is not, whether I am guilty of this indictment,...imperfect an answer to say it is the common law, unless we know where and what it is ; for M here there is no law, there is no transgression; and that law which...
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The Select Works of William Penn, Volume 1

William Penn - Society of Friends - 1825
...prisoner to bear him down. Rec. The question is, Whether you are guilty of this indictment ? Penn. The question is not whether I am guilty of this indictment,...an answer, to say it is the common law, unless we both knew where, and what it is. For where there is no law, there is no transgression ; and that law...
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Memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn: Who ..., Volumes 1-2

Thomas Clarkson - Quakers - 1827 - 366 pages
...mentioned : JRecordfr. — The question is, whether you are guilty of this indictment. W. Penn. — The question is not, whether I am guilty of this indictment, but whetherthis indictment be legal. It is too general and imperfect an answer to say^ it is the common...
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The Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of Facts ..., Volume 4

Samuel Hazard - Pennsylvania - 1828
...indictment, but whether this indictment be legal'- — If they should not be disturbed, you see they will go this indictment, but whether this indictment be legal...general and imperfect an answer, to say it is the commnn law, unless we knew both where and what it is; fur where there is no law, there is no transgression;...
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Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of ..., Volume 4

Samuel Hazard - Pennsylvania - 1829
...turn away the needy from judgment, and take away," &c. Isai. i. 1, 2. TKIAL OF WILLIAM PENN. Penn. The question is not whether I am guilty of this indictment,...common law, unless we knew both where and what it isj for where there is no law, there is no transgression; and that law which Is not in being, is so...
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