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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 Lamont Case: History of a Congressional Investigation

Philip Wittenberg - Contempt of legislative bodies - 1957 - 331 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 shall take it for granted, your proceedings are merely arbitrary. Rec. The Question is whether you are guilty of this Indictment? Pen. The Question...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 397

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Courts - 1970
...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,...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary. "Rec. The question is, whether you are Guilty of this Indictment? "Penn. The question...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court, Volume 397

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1970
...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,...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary. "Rec. The question is, whether you are Guilty of this Indictment? "Perm. The question...
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A History of the American Bar

Charles Warren - Law - 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 your ind1ctment upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary. "RECORDER. The...
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The Persecution of William Penn

Carl Reader - Society of Friends - 2005 - 133 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 you show me, and the people, the law you ground your indictment upon, I shall take it for granted your...
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Political Trials in History: From Antiquity to the Present

Ron Christenson - Law - 528 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,...upon, I shall take it for granted your proceedings are merely arbitrary." The recorder told Penn that the question was whether he was guilty of the indictment,...
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