Trials for High Treason, in Scotland: Under a Special Commission, Held at Stirling, Glasgow, Dumbarton, Paisley, and Ayr, in the Year 1820 ... (Google eBook)
Manners and Miller, 1825 - Trials
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act of compassing Address appear April last asked attention called Campbell's house Cartside Mill charge circle compassing and imagining compassing the King's compel conspiracy to levy conspiring to levy corduroy count Court crime Cross-examined crowd Crown declaration dress duty evidence examination Gentlemen Grant.—I Green guilty Hagg Mill hear heard High Treason Houstoun Houstoun's mill imagining the death indictment intention James Speirs James Walker Johnstone Judges Jury King's death learned Friend Lord Advocate Lord Chief Baron Lord Coke Lord Ellenborough Lord Justice Clerk Lord Justice Clerk.—I Lordship meeting mill stopped Monday o'clock oath object observe Old Mill overt act Paisley paper Parliament person preses prisoner proceedings Proclamation Provisional Government question recollect ring Robert Parker saw Speirs School-green shew speak spoke statute of Edward stop the mill street swear tell tion verdict Walker read William Houstoun witness words
Page 203 - Majesty, his heirs and successors, within this realm, in order, by force or constraint, to compel him or them to change his or their measures or counsels, or in order to put any force or constraint upon, or to intimidate or overawe both Houses or either House of Parliament...
Page 203 - King, . . . and until the end of the next session of parliament after a demise of the crown, shall, within the realm or without, compass, imagine, invent, devise, or intend death or destruction, or any bodily harm tending to death or destruction, maim or wounding, imprisonment or restraint...
Page 336 - ... high treason, within the clause of levying war; for though they are not levelled at the person of the king, they are against his royal majesty ; and besides, they have a direct tendency to dissolve all the bonds 'of society, and to destroy all property and all government too, by numbers and an armed force.
Page 406 - ... did compass imagine invent devise and intend to levy war against our said lord the king within this realm in order by force and constraint to compel him to change his measures and counsels...
Page 16 - Item, whereas divers opinions have been before this time in what case treason shall be said, and in what not; the King, at the request of the lords and of the commons, hath made a declaration in the manner as hereafter followeth, that is to say...
Page 341 - In the present case it don't rest upon an implication that they hoped by opposition to a law to get it repealed; but the prosecution proceeds upon the direct ground, that the object was, by force and violence, to compel the legislature to repeal a law; and therefore, without any doubt, I tell you the joint opinion of us all, that, if this multitude assembled with intent, by acts of force and violence, to compel the Legislature to repeal a law, it is high treason.
Page 412 - In the present state of affairs, and during the continuation of so momentous a struggle, we earnesly request of all to desist from their labour, from and after this day, the 1st of April ; and attend wholly to the recovery of their rights, and consider it as the duty of every man not to recommence until he is in possession of those rights which distinguish the freeman from the slave, viz. that of giving consent to the laws by which he is to be governed.
Page 17 - But every insurrection which in judgment of law is intended against the person of the King, be it to dethrone or imprison him, or to oblige him to alter his measures of Government, or to remove evil counsellors round about him, — these risings all amount to levying war within the statute ; whether attended with the pomp and circumstances of open war or not.