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" In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous, is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party... "
Manual for the Use of the Convention to Revise the Constitution of the State ... - Page 88
by New York (State). Constitutional Convention - 1846 - 371 pages
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A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care ...

John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles - Connecticut - 1819 - 389 pages
...6. No law shall ever be passed to curtail or restrain the liberty of speech or of the press. § 7. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, and the jury shall have the right to determine the 'aw and the facts, under the direction of the court....
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Reports of the proceedings and debates of the convention of 1821 assembled ...

New York (State). Constitutional Convention, Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - Constitutional conventions - 1821 - 703 pages
...and no law shall ever be passed to curtail, or restrain the liberty of speech, or of the press ; and in all prosecutions, or indictments, for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, if it be to appear, thai the matter charged as libellous, was published with good ul tnr justifiable...
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Laws of the State of New York, Volume 1

New York (State) - Session laws - 1823
...SEC. VIII. Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed, to restrain, or abridge the liberly of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the...
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The Constitution of the State of New York, Together with the Rules and ...

New York (State). Legislature - New York (State) - 1887
...benefited. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and pub lish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and...
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Commentaries on American law, Volume 2

James Kent - 1826-1830 - 1827 - 1999 pages
...mentioned, and is not quite so latitudinary in its indulgence as some of them. It declares, that " in all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the...evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as •ibellous, is true, and was published with good motives, and for...
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The common school manual: a regular and connected course of elementary ...

Montgomery Robert Bartlett - Education - 1828
...Press. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, bemg responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall :ippear to the jury, that the matter charged as libellous, is true, and was published with good motives,...
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The American Jurist and Law Magazine, Volume 11

Law - 1834
...now incorporated into the laws of many of the States, is introduced into this bill of rights, viz.: ' In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libellous is true, and was published...
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The New-York state register for ... 1830-[1831]: with a concise United ...

Roger Sherman Skinner - History - 1831
...SEC. VIII. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law...jury, that the matter charged as libellous is true, aJid was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and...
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Three Years in North America, Volume 1

James Stuart - United States - 1833 - 544 pages
...Massachusetts : — " Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law...the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the...
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An introduction to the defence of Abner Kneeland, charged with blasphemy ...

Abner Kneeland, Massachusetts. Municipal Court (Boston) - Blasphemy - 1834 - 43 pages
...ordains that ' every citizen may freely speak, write and publish, his sentiments on ALL SUBJECTS, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press.' The Constitution explains what it means by the citizens...
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