Massachusetts Reports : Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Volume 163 (Google eBook)

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H.O. Houghton and Company, 1895 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 578 - I think the third is but an instance of the second, for one who makes a statement under such circumstances can have no real belief in the truth of what he states. To prevent a false statement being fraudulent there must, I think, always be an honest belief in its truth. And this probably covers the whole ground, for one who knowingly alleges that which is false has obviously no such honest belief.
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