The Trial of Maharaja Nanda Kumar: A Narrative of a Judicial Murder

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Thacker, Spink, 1886 - India - 454 pages

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Page 83 - with the most gross and scandalous partiality, dwelling on all the points which appeared favourable to the prosecution, and either omitting altogether, or passing lightly over, such as were favourable to the prisoner, and manifesting throughout the whole proceedings an evident wish and determined purpose to effect the ruin and death of the said Maharajah.
Page 282 - I told them (the counsel), that if they would deliver to me any observations they wished to be made to the jury, I would submit them to you and give them their full force, by which means they will have the same advantage as they would have had in a civil case.
Page 303 - ... preponderance of evidence "ought to turn the scale; but in a capital case, as there can be " nothing of equal value to life, you should be thoroughly convinced " that there does not remain a possibility of innocence before you " give a verdict against the prisoner. " The nature of the defence is such, that if it is not believed, * it " must prove fatal to the party...
Page 396 - ... statement or representation. So, with regard to acts done, the words with which those acts are accompanied, frequently tend to determine their quality. The party, therefore, to be bound by the act, must be affected by the words. But except in one or the other of those ways, I do not know how what is said by an agent can be evidence against his principal.
Page 126 - can have nothing to hope, and shall consider myself at liberty to "quit this hateful scene before my enemies gain their complete " triumph over me. " If, on the contrary, my conduct is commended, and I read in the "general letters clear symptoms of a proper disposition towards me, " I will wait the issue of my appeals.
Page 244 - In the year 1783, when I was actually in want of a sum of money for my private expenses, owing to the company not having at that time sufficient cash in their treasury to pay my salary, I borrowed three lacks of rupees of rajah Nobkissen, an inhabitant of Calcutta, whom I desired to call upon me with a bond properly filled up...
Page 244 - I borrowed three lacks of rupees of Rajah Nobkissen, an inhabitant of Calcutta, whom I desired to call upon me with a bond properly filled up ; he did so, but at the time I was going to execute it he entreated I would rather accept the money than execute the bond. I neither accepted the...
Page 296 - Nundocomar, have long been his declared foes. Taking, therefore, into consideration the welfare of the people, I beg in particular, with regard to this affair, that Rajah's execution may be suspended till the pleasure of His Majesty the king of England shall be known.
Page 103 - Comar, whom I have thus long protected and supported, whom, against my nature, I have cherished like a serpent till he has stung me, is now in close connexion with my adversaries, and the prime mover of all their intrigues, and he will sting them too, or I am mistaken, before he quits them. I have expelled him from my gates, and while I live will never re-admit him...
Page 207 - They find themselves subject to the pains and penalties of laws to which they are utter strangers, and are liable, through ignorance, unwillingly to incur them; as they are no -ways interested in those laws, they cannot tell when they transgress them, many things being, it seems, capital by the English laws, which are only fineable by the laws of your petitioners...

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