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" I say it is my place to speak to matter of law. I am arraigned a prisoner ; my liberty, which is next to life itself, is now concerned. You are many mouths and ears against me; and if I must not be allowed to make the best of my case, it is hard. I say... "
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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The Christian Pioneer, Volume 1; Volume 9

Baptists - 1744
...next to my life itself, is now concerned : you are many mouths and ears against me, and if I must not be allowed to make the best of my case it is hard....upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary. Recorder. — The question is, whether you are guilty of this indictment ? Penn....
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Life of William Penn: The Celebrated Quaker and Founder of Pennsylvania

Joseph Barker - Pioneers - 1847 - 320 pages
...is next to life itself, is now concerned; you are many mouths and ears against me, and if I must not be allowed to make the best of my case, it is hard. I say again, unless ye show me and the people the law you ground your indictment upon, I shall take it for granted you!...
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William Penn: an Historical Biography: With an Extra Chapter on "The ...

William Hepworth Dixon - 1851 - 457 pages
...is now concerned. You are many against me ; and it is hard if I must not make the best of my case. I say again, unless you shew me and the people the...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary. Hereupon the whole Bench set at the prisoner, and by dint of noise and vehemence...
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William Penn: An Historical Biography, from New Sources. With an Extra ...

William Hepworth Dixon - 1851 - 353 pages
...many against me ; and it is hard if I must not make the best of my case. I say again, unless you show me and the people the law you ground your indictment...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary. Hereupon the whole Bench set at the prisoner and by dint of noise and vehemence tried...
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The Life of William Penn: With Selections from His Correspondence and Auto ...

Samuel Mcpherson Janney - 1852 - 560 pages
...next to life itself, is now concerned ; yon are many mouths and ears against me, and if I must not be allowed to make the best of my case, it is hard:...I shall take it for granted, your proceedings are merely arbitrary. Obsr. — (At this time several upon the bench urged hard upon the prisoner, to bear...
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Records of Noble Lives

William Henry Davenport Adams - Biography - 1867 - 349 pages
...many against me, and it is hard if I must not make the best of my case. I say again, unless you show me and the people the law you ground your indictment...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary." .... Recorder. " The question is, whether you are guilty of this indictment?" Penn....
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History of William Penn, Volume 1

William Hepworth Dixon - 1872 - 363 pages
...ears against me ; and it is hard if I must not make the best of my case. I say again, unless you show me and the people the law you ground your indictment...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary.' Howell : ' The question is whether you are guilty of this indictment.' Penn : '...
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A MEMOIR OF WILLIAM PENN.

1874
...arraigned a prisoner; my liberty, which is next to life itself, is concerned ; and unless you show me and the people the law you ground your indictment...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary." Here several on the -bench, being much annoyed, bore hard on the prisoner to put...
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The Penns & Peningtons of the Seventeenth Century: In Their Domestic and ...

Maria Webb - 1877 - 446 pages
...many against me, and it is hard if I must not make the best of my case. I say again, unless you show me and the people the law you ground your indictment...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary." On making this declaration, the magistrates unitedly set at the prisoner, and by...
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The Life of William Penn: With Selections from His Correspondence and ...

Samuel Mcpherson Janney - 1882 - 571 pages
...and if I must not be allowed to make the best of my case, it is hard : I say again, unless you show me and the people the law you ground your indictment...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary. Obser. — -(At this time several upon the bench urged hard upon tlm prisoner, to...
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