Trial of the Case of the Commonwealth Versus David Lee Child, for Publishing in the Massachusetts Journal

Trial of the Case of the Commonwealth Versus David Lee Child, for Publishing in the Massachusetts Journal
Trial of the Case of the Commonwealth Versus David Lee Child, for Publishing in the Massachusetts Journal
Excerpt from Trial of the Case of the Commonwealth Versus David Lee Child, for Publishing in the Massachusetts Journal: A Libel of the Honorable John Keyes, Before the Supreme Judicial Court, Holden at Cambridge, in the County of Middlesex, October Term, 1828This was no more nor less than a proposal to give$500 from the Treasury of Massachusetts to that reprobated Jackson Press. And that the said David L.Child, on the day and year last aforesaid, with force and arms, at Acton aforesaid in the County aforesaid, the aforesaid false, scandalous and malicious Libel, so as aforesaid framed, printed and published, did utter and publish, to divers good citizens of the said Commonwealth, in different towns in the said County of Middlesex to the great damage, infamy, and discredit of the said John Keyes, in evil example to others in like case to offend against the Peace of the Commonwealth aforesaid, and the laws thereof in such case provided.To this Indictment the Defendant pleaded Not Guilty; and the following Jurors were empanelled and sworn to try the issue.Amos Hill, Foreman,. Wat Cambridge, Calvin Brown,. WaWum, Simon Barnard,. Woburn, Samuel C.Buckman, . Wobvm, Elias Crafts, Charlettown, Leonard Emerson,. Maiden, James T.Floyd, . Med ford, Nathan Grout,. Sherburne, Jonah Howe, Jr Marlboro Samuel Hazen,. Shirley, Heman Seaver,. Marlboro Thomas Spaulding,. Billerica.Solicitor General. You perceive, Gentlemen, by the indictment just read, that David L.Child has been indicted, by the Grand Jury of Middlesex, for a libel on the Hon. John Keyes. The part which is derogatory to Mr. Keyes is inserted in the indictment. I am disposed to conduct this prosecution with liberality and fairness towards both of the respectable individuals. It involves important consequences. I have had no conversation with the prosecutor upon the subject; but I am persuaded that if he had not been a Senator, and one of the eyes of the Legislature, or if the publication had touched only his private character, he would have viewed it in the same light as highminded men do the libels, which are strown from one end of the country to the other. You will agree with me that if Mr. Keyes is conscious of innocence he could hardly delay one hour to vindicate himself.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.