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" That if any person shall be prosecuted under this act, for the writing or publishing any libel aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication... "
A Digest of the Laws of the State of Alabama: Containing All the Statutes of ... - Page 118
by Alabama, John Gaston Aikin - 1833 - 574 pages
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court - Courts - 1952
...exceeding two years." Section 3: "... it shall be lawful for the defendant ... to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained...under the direction of the court, as in other cases." 3 Abrams v. United States, 250 US 616, 630. * United States v. Smith, 173 F. 227. In discharging the...
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The Balance, and Columbian Repository, Volume 2

Hudson (N.Y.) - 1803
...find it in that part which gives any person prosecuted under the act a right " to give in evidence in his defence, the TRUTH OF THE MATTER contained in the publication charged as a libel •" Certainly not. Then, indeed, you must search in vain for it. Leaving the further discussion of...
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The Answer and Pleas of Samuel Chase, One of the Associate Justices of the ...

Samuel Chase - Judges - 1805 - 72 pages
...that if any perfon fhall be profecutcd under this act, it fhall be lawful for him to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained...the publication charged as a libel ; and the jury fliall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other...
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Report of the Trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, One of the Associate Justices ...

Samuel Chase, Charles Evans - Impeachments - 1805 - 384 pages
...that if any person shall be prosecuted under this act, it shall be lawful for him to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged asa libel ; and the jury shall have a ri:''.it to determine the law and the fact, uir! er the direction...
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The Olive Branch, Or, Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic: A ...

Mathew Carey - Political parties - 1817 - 458 pages
...CCj" it ihaJU be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evi<k}icetinlua defence, the truth of the matter contained in the...under the direction of the court, as in other cases. " Sec. 4. Jinn" be if further enacted', Thatthis act shall continue and be in force until the third...
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Constitution of the State of Illinois: November 16, 1818, Read and Ordered ...

Illinois - Constitutional law - 1818 - 24 pages
...in evidence. And in all indictments fot libels, the jurv shall h:ive the right of determining both the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cases. 19 SCHEDULE. Sect. 1. That no inconveniences may arise from the change of a territorial to a permanent...
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Public Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Rhode Island - Session laws - 1822
...evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the writing or publication determine charged as a libel; and the jury who shall try the cause iawe™an* shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under fct- the direction of the...
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The History of Kentucky: Exhibiting an Account of the Modern Discovery ...

Humphrey Marshall - Kentucky - 1824 - 47 pages
...years. "The person prosecuted, having always, the right, tipon trial of the cause, to give in evidence, in his defence, the. truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel — while the jury who shall try the cause shall have a right to "determine the law and the fact, under...
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The History of Kentucky: Exhibiting an Account of the Modern Discovery ...

Humphrey Marshall - Kentucky - 1824 - 47 pages
...prosecuted, having always, the right, upon trial of the cause, to give in evidence, in his defence, thf. truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel — while the jury who shall try the cause shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under...
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The Proceedings Relative to Calling the Conventions of 1776 and 1790: The ...

Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1825 - 384 pages
...facts alleged may be given in evidence on the general issue. And the jury shall have the same right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cases. On the question, Will the convention agree to the postponement for the aforesaid purpose ? The yeas...
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