Proceedings in the Trial of the Case of the United States Vs. John W. Dorsey, John R. Miner, John M. Peck, Stephen W. Dorsey, Harvey M. Vaile, Montfort C. Rerdell, Thomas J. Brady, and William H. Turner: For Conspiracy ...

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1882
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Página 2882 - If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States or to defraud the United States In any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such parties do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, all the parties to such conspiracy shall be liable to a penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars, or to Imprisonment for not more than two years or to both fine and Imprisonment In the discretion of the court" Section 5445 of the Revised Statutes of the United...
Página 2571 - And the jury who shall try the cause, shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Página 2816 - The law considers that wherever they act, there they renew, or perhaps, to speak more properly, they continue their agreement, and this agreement is renewed or continued as to all whenever any one of them does an act in furtherance of their common design.
Página 2427 - I pass over many anonymous letters I have received. Those in print are public: and some of them have been brought judicially before the Court. Whoever the writers are, they take the wrong way. I will do my duty, unawed. What am I to fear? That mendax infamia from the press, which daily coins false facts and false motives?
Página 2369 - Columbia, the person so charged shall, at his own request but not otherwise, be a competent witness. And his failure to make such request shall not create any presumption against him.
Página 2957 - It is an elementary principle of criminal pleading, that where the definition of an offense, whether it be at common law or by statute, 'includes generic terms, it is not sufficient that the indictment shall charge the offense in the same generic terms as in the definition; but it must state the species; it must descend to particulars.
Página 2427 - ... arrows. If, during this king's reign, I have ever supported his government, and assisted his measures, I have done it without any other reward than the consciousness of doing what I thought right. If I have ever opposed, I have done it upon the points themselves, without mixing in party or faction, and without any collateral views. I...
Página 2788 - The head of each department is authorized to prescribe regulations, not inconsistent with law, for the government of his department, the conduct of its officers and clerks, the distribution and performance of its business, and the custody, use, and preservation of the records, papers, and property appertaining to it.
Página 2427 - Unless we have been able to find an error which will bear us out, to reverse the outlawry, it must be affirmed. The constitution does not allow reasons of state to influence our judgments: God forbid it should! We must not regard political consequences, how formidable soever they might be: if rebellion was the certain consequence, we are bound to say, 'Fiat justitia, ruat coelum.
Página 2571 - Honor, the jury may do so ; but I do likewise know, they may do otherwise : I know they have the right beyond all dispute, to determine both the law and the fact, and where they do not doubt of the law they ought to do so...

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