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" ... the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty, a certainty that convinces and directs the understanding, and satisfies the reason and judgment of those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. "
Massachusetts Reports - Page 226
by Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - 1895
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial ..., Volume 59

Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court, Ephraim Williams, Dudley Atkins Tyng, Octavius Pickering, Theron Metcalf, Luther Stearns Cushing, Horace Gray, Charles Allen, Albert Gallatin Browne - Law reports, digests, etc - 1866
...that the fact charged is more likely to be true than the contrary ; but the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty;...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it /This we take to be proof beyond reasonable doubt ; because if the law, which mostly depends upon considerations...
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Trial of John H. Surratt in the Criminal Court for the District of ..., Volume 2

John Harrison Surratt, George Purnell Fisher - Trials (Assassination) - 1867 - 1383 pages
...charged against the prisoner to be true to a reasonable and moral certainty " not probability, but a reasonable and moral certainty "a certainty...directs the understanding and satisfies the reason and jndgment." It could not have been expressed in better language " convinces the understanding, satisfies...
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A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the ..., Volume 2

John Bouvier - Law - 1870
...reasons, and which very seldom fails and deceives us. Puffendorff, Law of Nature, b. 1, c. 2, { 11. A reasonable and moral certainty ; a certainty that...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. A certainty beyond a reasonable doubt. Shaw, CJ, Commonwealth vs. Webster, Bemis' rep. of the trial,...
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A Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the ..., Volume 2

Alexander Mansfield Burrill - Dictionaries, Law - 1870
...sound mind to act, without doubt, upon the conclusions to which it leads. Wills' Circ. Evid. 7. A certainty that convinces and directs the understanding,...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. Shaw, CJ in Commonwealth v. Webster, Semis' Report of the trial, 470. A high degree of impression...
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Mississippi State Cases: Being Criminal Cases Decided in the High ..., Volume 2

Criminal law - 1872 - 1965 pages
...moral certainty is defined by Chief Justice Shaw, in his charge to the jury in the Webster case, to be a certainty that convinces and directs the understanding,...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. Jacob Black testified that on Sunday evening after the killing, in company with Gabriel Bowman, he...
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Pittsburgh Reports Crumrine

Boyd Crumrine - Law reports, digests, etc - 1872
...than the contrary, but the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty that convinces and directs the understanding...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it. To convict, your conclusion should be clear, and your minds rest unhesitatingly upon it when arrived...
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Commentaries on the Law of Criminal Procedure: Or, Pleading ..., Volume 1

Joel Prentiss Bishop - Criminal procedure - 1872
...rule, though it might be a correct abstract one. Cicely v. The State, 13 Sm. & M. 202. Proof which convinces and directs the understanding, and satisfies...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it, is proof beyond a reasonable doubt, if it leaves in the mind an abiding c#nviction, to a moral certainty,...
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The Penal Code of California

California - Criminal law - 1872 - 628 pages
...cannot say they feel an abiding conviction, to a 3 moral certainty, of the truth of the charge, * * * a certainty that convinces and directs the understanding, and satisfies the reason fend judgment of those who are Q -3 *~* bound to act conscientiously upon it." Com. vs. Webster,...
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The Penal Code of the State of California

California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch - Criminal law - 1874 - 628 pages
...cannot Bay they feel an abiding conviction, to a moral certainty, of the truth of the charge, * * * a certainty that convinces and directs the understanding,...those who are bound to act conscientiously upon it." Com. vs. "Webster, 5 Cush., p. 320; indorsed in People vs. Ashe, July Term, 1872 (No. 3413), and...
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Criminal Law Reports: Being Reports of Cases Determined in the ..., Volume 2

Nicholas St. John Green - Criminal law - 1879
...of the truth of the charge.'' Again, in the same case, he says : " But the evidence must establish the truth of the fact to a reasonable and moral certainty." A writer in No. Am. Review for January, 1851, p. 201, reviewing Webster's trial, thinks a reasonable...
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