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" That if any person shall be prosecuted under this act, for the writing or publishing any libel aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication... "
Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial ... - Page 342
by Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - 1865
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The Balance, and Columbian Repository, Volume 2

Ezra Sampson, George Chittenden, Harry Croswell - Hudson (N.Y.) - 1803
...not. Do you expect to find it in that part which gives any person prosecuted under the act a right " to give in evidence in his defence, the TRUTH OF THE MATTER contained in the publication charged as a libel •" Certainly not. Then, indeed, you must search in vain for it. Leaving the further discussion...
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The answer and pleas of Samuel Chase, one of the associate justices of the ...

Samuel Chase, Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) - Political Science - 1805 - 72 pages
...two years :" and " that if any perfon fhall be profecutcd under this act, it fhall be lawful for him to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel ; and the jury fliall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of...
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Report of the trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, one of the associate justices ...

Samuel Chase, Charles Evans, United States. Congress Senate - Political Science - 1805 - 384 pages
...two years : and « that if any person shall be prosecuted under this act, it shall be lawful for him to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged asa libel ; and the jury shall have a ri:''.it to determine the law and the fact, uir! er the direction...
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The Olive Branch: Or, Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic. A ...

Mathew Carey - Political parties - 1817 - 457 pages
...CCj" it ihaJU be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evi<k}icetinlua defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel. And the jury Who shall try the cause, shall have a right to determine the law and the fact,...
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Public Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Rhode Island - Session laws - 1822
...defamatory libel or libellous matter ; it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the writing or publication determine charged as a libel; and the jury who shall try the cause iawe™an*...
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The History of Kentucky: Exhibiting an Account of the Modern Discovery ...

Humphrey Marshall - Kentucky - 1824 - 47 pages
...not exceeding two years. "The person prosecuted, having always, the right, tipon trial of the cause, to give in evidence, in his defence, the. truth of...the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel — while the jury who shall try the cause shall have a right to "determine the law and the...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ...

United States. Congress, Joseph Gales, William Winston Seaton - United States - 1834
...publishing any libel aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence the truth of the matter contained in the publication cliarged as a libel; »nd the jury who shall try the cause shall have a right to determine the law...
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A treatise on the law of slander, libel, scandalum magnatum, and false ...

Thomas Starkie, Edward Duncan Ingraham - Libel and slander - 1826 - 616 pages
...prosecuted under that act, Tor writing or publishing any libel, might, upon the trial of the cause, give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication* charged as a libel, and that the jury should have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction...
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The American Quarterly Review, Volume 5

Robert Walsh - Technology & Engineering - 1829
...writing and publishing. any libel, it shall be lawful for any defendant upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the...the publication charged as libellous: — Provided, that such evidence shall not be a justification, unless it- shall be made satisfactorily to appear,...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 8

Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring, John Stuart Mill - English literature - 1827
...writing or publishing any libel, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the...in the publication charged as libellous ; provided also that such evidence shall not be a justification, unless on the trial it shall be further made...
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