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" No law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of 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 matter charged as libelous is... "
Manual for the Use of the Convention to Revise the Constitution of the State ... - Page 120
by New York (State). Constitutional Convention - 1846 - 371 pages
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Reports of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of 1821 Assembled ...

Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - Constitutional conventions - 1821 - 703 pages
...of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, to the jury ; and if it shall appear to...as libellous, is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable cuds, the party shall be acquitted ; and the jury shall have the right...
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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
...of speech, or of the press. 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 libellous ivas published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquiited ; ami the...
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Laws of the State of New York, Volume 1

New York (State) - Session laws - 1823
...of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, to the jury ; and if it shall appear to...shall be acquitted ; and the jury shall have the right t determine the law and the fact. SEC. IX. The assent of two thirds of the members elected to each...
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The Revised Statutes of the State of New-York: Passed During the ..., Volume 1

Law - 1829
.... r , . i •<- • j 11 ii proceedingi. given in evidence to the jury ; and 11 it shall appear to the jury that. the matter charged as libellous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party is to be acquitted ; and the jury have the right to determine...
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The New-York State Register for ... 1830-[1831]: With a Concise United ...

Roger Sherman Skinner - New York (State) - 1831
...of speech or of the press. 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 libellous is true, aJid was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ..., Volume 12

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention, John Agg - Constitutional law - 1839
...which it has in view is to prevent the licentiousness of the press. What is the amendment? It is that in all prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth may be given in evidence ; that the jury shall determine the fact whether the publication has been made with good motives and...
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Acts of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey

Session laws - 1842
...subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right. No law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all prosecutions...as libellous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the parly shall be acquitted ; and the jury shall have the right...
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The American's Guide: Comprising the Declaration of Independence; the ...

Constitutions - 1843 - 419 pages
...speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions, or indictments for libels, the truth may bo given in evidence to the jury: and if it shall appear to the...ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and the jury ihall have the right to determine the law and the fact. 9. The assent of two-thirds of the members...
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The Revised Statutes of the State of New York: Reduced to Questions and ...

New York (State) - 1843 - 101 pages
...what may be given in evidence to the jury? The truth may be given in evidence. If it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libellous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, what shall be done ? The party shall be acquitted. If a bill be...
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American Law Magazine, Volume 3

Law - 1844
...York, it is ordained, that "in all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the...shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right of determining the law and the fact. * 17 Wend. R. 426. not sworn at all. The affidavit was intended...
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