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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 Merry Monarch: Or, England Under Charles II. Its Art ..., Volume 2

William Henry Davenport Adams - Great Britain - 1885
...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 (waiving this critical point) — " The question is, whether you...
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The Chicago Law Times, Volume 3

Law - 1889
...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. * * * " REC. (waiving this critical point) — "The question is, whether you are...
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The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All ..., Volume 5

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Frank Weitenkampf, John Porter Lamberton - Biography - 1895
...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. The question...
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The True William Penn

Sydney George Fisher - 1899 - 392 pages
...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 shall take it for granted, your proceedings are merely arbitrary. " Observer. — (At this time several upon the bench urged, hard upon the prisoner,...
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Pennsylvania, Province and State: A History from 1609 to 1790, Volume 1

Albert Sidney Bolles - Pennsylvania - 1899
...ears against rne ; 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: "The...
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Report of Proceedings of the ... Annual Session of the ..., Volume 20, Part 1903

Georgia Bar Association - Bar associations - 1903
...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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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 30

Pennsylvania - 1906
...and it is hard if I must not make the best of my case. I say again, unless you show me and the jury 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 noise and vehemence tried to...
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A History of the American Bar

Charles Warren - Courts - 1911 - 586 pages
...sure is very short of many questions, for if it be common, it should not be hard to produce. . . . Unless you shew me and the people the law you ground...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary. "RECORDER. The question is whether you are guilty of this indictment. " PENN. The...
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The Quakers in Great Britain and America: The Religious and Political ...

Charles Frederick Holder - Friends, Society of - 1913 - 669 pages
...liberty, which is next to life itself, is now concerned ; you are many mouths and ears against me, it is hard, I say again, unless you shew me, and the...I shall take it for granted, your proceedings are merely arbitrary. Observer. — (At this time several upon the bench urged, hard upon the prisoner,...
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The Tryal of William Penn & William Mead for Causing a Tumult: At the ...

William Penn - Assembly, Right of - 1919 - 37 pages
...many upon the Prisoner Mouths and Ears against to bear him down. , . , T , me, and if I must not be allowed to make the best of my Case, it is hard....Question is, whether you are guilty of this Indictment? PEN. The Question is not whether I am guilty of this Indictment, but whether this Indictment be legal....
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