Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr: (late Vice President of the United States,) for Treason, and for a Misdemeanor, in Preparing the Means of a Military Expedition Against Mexico, a Territory of the King of Spain, with Whom the United States Were at Peace, Volume 1
Hopkins and Earle, Fry and Kammerer, printers., 1808 - Burr Conspiracy, 1805-1807
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Page 586 - It is not the intention of the court to say that no individual can be guilty of this crime who has not appeared in arms against his country. On the contrary, if war be actually levied, that is, if a body of men be actually assembled for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable purpose, all those who perform any part, however minute, or however remote from the scene of action, and who are actually leagued in the general conspiracy, are to be considered as traitors.
Page 352 - That in cases punishable with death, the trial shall be had in the county where the offence was committed, or where that cannot be done without great inconvenience, twelve petit jurors at least shall be summoned from thence.
Page 257 - President, to show cause why an attachment should not issue against him; for what?
Page 292 - The laws of the several States, except where the Constitution, treaties, or statutes of the United States otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law, in the courts of the United States, in cases where they apply.
Page 430 - ... and other warlike weapons, as well offensive as defensive, being then and there unlawfully, maliciously and traitorously assembled and gathered together, did falsely and traitorously assemble and join themselves together against the said United States...
Page 4 - An act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States," which does abridge the freedom of the press, is not law, but is altogether void and of no effect.
Page 237 - I may either move for a rule to show cause why an attachment should not issue against Judge Toulmin, John G.
Page 23 - Orleans by force, would have been unquestionably a design which, if carried into execution, would have been treason, and the assemblage of a body of men for the purpose of carrying it into execution would amount to levying of war against the United States...