The Trial of Alexander Addison, Esq: President of the Courts of Common Pleas, in the Circuit Consisting of the Counties of Westmoreland, Fayette, Washington, and Allegheny, on the Impeachment by the House of Representatives, Before the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Taken in Shorthand by Thomas Lloyd
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Page 4 - A crime, or misdemeanor, is an act committed or omitted in violation of a public law, either forbidding or commanding it.
Page 141 - It must not be; there is no power in Venice Can alter a decree established: 'Twill be recorded for a precedent; And many an error, by the same example, Will rush into the state: it cannot be.
Page 143 - Experience might inform them that many, who have been saluted with the huzzas of a crowd one day, have received their execrations the next ; and many, who by the popularity of their times, have been held up as spotless patriots, have, nevertheless, appeared upon the historian's page, when truth has triumphed over delusion, the assassins of liberty.
Page 84 - But for any reasonable cause, which shall not be sufficient ground of impeachment, the governor may remove any of them on the address of two-thirds of each branch of the legislature.
Page 142 - Lord to point out a single action in my life where the popularity of the times ever had the smallest influence on my determinations. I thank God I have a more permanent and steady rule for my conduct — the dictates of my own breast.
Page 85 - ... the judges of the supreme court, or any of them, shall be sitting in the same county. The party accused, as well as the commonwealth, may, under such regulations...
Page 143 - I sincerely pity; I pity them still more, if their vanity leads them to mistake the shouts of a mob for the trumpet of fame.
Page 86 - The Judges of the Court of Common Pleas shall, within their respective counties, have the same powers with the Judges of the Supreme Court, to issue writs of certiorari to the Justices of the Peace, and to cause their proceedings to be brought before them, and the like right and justice to be done.