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" In prosecutions for the publication of papers, investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information, the truth thereof may be given in evidence ; and, in all indictments... "
A Digest of the Laws of the State of Alabama: Containing All the Statutes of ... - Page xli
by Alabama, John Gaston Aikin - 1833 - 574 pages
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 6

Law - 1831
...The constitutions of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, declare that ' in all indictments for libels, the jury shall have...the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.' A similar provision exists in the constitution of Delaware, with this difference,...
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Trial of the Case of the Commonwealth Versus David Lee Child, for Publishing ...

John Winslow Whitman - Freedom of the press - 1829 - 119 pages
...publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information...the truth thereof may be given in evidence ;" and in this respect her example has been followed in many if not most of the States of later origin. But even...
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The Officers' Guide and Farmers' Manual: Containing a Comprehensive ...

John Cain - Forms (Law) - 1832 - 347 pages
...official conduct of officers or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for the public information, the truth thereof may be given...and in all indictments for libels, the jury shall hare a right to determine the law and the facts, under the direction of the court, as in other cases....
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A New Gazetteer of the United States of America: Including ... Geographical ...

William Darby, Theodore Dwight - Geography - 1833 - 630 pages
...for public m. formation, the truth thereof may always be given in evidence ; and in all indictment* for libels, the jury shall have a right to determine the law and the facts, nnder the direction of the courts, as in other cases." See. 15. — The person of a debtor, where there...
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Journal of the Convention of the State of Tennessee: Convened for the ...

Tennessee. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional amendments - 1834 - 415 pages
...the publication of papers investigating the official conduct of officers or men in public capacity, the truth thereof may be given in evidence; and in...the law and the facts, under the direction of the Court, as in other criminal cases. SEC. 20. That no retrospective law, or law impairing the obligation...
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A Digest of the Statute Laws of Kentucky, of a Public and ..., Volume 1

Kentucky, Charles Slaughter Morehead, Mason Brown - Law - 1834 - 1648 pages
...the Togive truth official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where fa CTidencethe matter published is proper for public information,...given in evidence: and in all indictments for libels, . Jary to "* the jury shall have a right to Determine the law and the facts, dufact umbels! under the...
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The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States: With an ...

United States. Congress - United States - 1851
...of papers investigating the official conduct of officers, or men in a public capacity, or where the matter published is proper for public information,...given in evidence ; and in all indictments for libels iheJury shall have a right to determine the law, and the fact, under the direction of the court, as...
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Documents Printed by Order of the Legislature of the State of Maine During ...

Maine. Legislature - 1840
...capacity, or the qualifications of those who are candidates for the suffrages of the people, or where the matter published is proper for public information,...evidence, and in all indictments for libels the jury, after haying1 received the direction of the court, shall have a right to determine, at their discretion,...
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Documents Printed by Order of the Legislature of the State of Maine During ...

Maine. Legislature - 1850
...capacity, or the qualifications of those who are candidates for the suffrages of the people, or where the matter published is proper for public information,...the truth thereof may be given in evidence, and in aJJ indictments for libels, the jury, after having received the direction of the court, shall have...
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Documents Printed by Order of the Legislature of the State of Maine During ...

Maine. Legislature - 1847
...candidates for the suffrages of the people, or where the matter published is proper for public mformation, the truth thereof may be given in evidence, and in all indictments for libels, the jury, after having received the direction of the court, shall have a right to determine, at their discretion,...
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