Antimasonic Republican Convention of Massachusetts: Held at Boston, Sept, 11, 12 & 13, 1833, for the Nomination of Candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth, and "for the Purpose of 'consulting Upon the Common Good, by Seeking Redress of Wrongs and Grievances Suffered' from Secret Societies".

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Page 37 - Every subject of the Commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay; conformably to the laws.
Page 37 - It is essential to the preservation of the rights of every individual, his life, liberty, property and character, that there be an impartial interpretation of the Jaws, and administration of justice.
Page 37 - that the Justices of the respective courts shall, on motion from either party in a suit, put any juror upon oath, whether he is any way related to either party, or hath formed or given any opinion, or is sensible of any particular interest or prejudice in the cause ; and if thereupon, it shall appear to the Court, that such juror does not stand indifferent in the cause, another juror shall be called or returned, and be placed, for the trial of that cause in his stead.
Page 29 - He very reluctantly accepted.'' stating that he did so " with a fervent prayer to the Ruler of the Universe that the voice of the people of the State should concur with yours [that] the final result may be to heal the division of party, to promote the harmony of the Union, and to maintain the freedom of industry and the purity of the Constitution.
Page 37 - ... that he has an interest in the cause ; that there is an action depending between him and the party; that he has taken money for his verdict ; that he has formerly been a juror in the same cause; that he is the party's master, servant, counsellor, steward, or attorney, or of the same society or corporation with him : all these are principal causes of challenge ; which, if true, cannot be over-ruled, for jurors must be omni exceptione majores.
Page 13 - Worcester, 1832," p. 27. 10 any original letter or letters, in the hand writing of General Washington, addressed to any body of men denominating themselves Freemasons. "In reply, I can only state that I have seen no letters from General Washington of the kind described in yours, nor received any communication on the subject, either verbal or written.5 "I am, Sir, "Very respectfully, "Your ob't servant, "JAHED SPARKS...
Page 22 - Now, the Cerneau Sovereign Grand Consistory did not expire in 1827, as Dr. Folger alleges, and did not "end in 1827," for the reason he assigns. I have the record before me. On the tenth day of the ninth Masonic month, answering to the 15th of the month Elul, 1827, the M.'. P. '.Sovereign Grand Consistory of the United States of America, its Territories and Dependencies, passed resolutions of regret that their Grand Commander ad vitam, Joseph Cerneau, was about to depart for France.
Page 8 - ... offender, and hanging him on one of its timbers; striking the head off, and placing it on a lofty spire; tearing out the eyes, chopping off the hands, quartering the body, and throwing it among the rubbish of the Temple. 6. That Freemasonry, by the legitimate operation of her principles, and the literal construction of her oaths, has prevented the detection, indicting, and conviction of kidnappers and murderers. 7. That masonic jurors have refused to indict or to convict masonic offenders, and...
Page 37 - that no person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of the grand jury ; that, in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right of trial by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed...
Page 9 - Morgan, and declared he had met his just deserts, for a violation ot his Masonic oaths ! 21. That in repeated instances Masonic oaths have proved to be stronger, and more binding on the consciences of Masons, than civil oaths, in trials and examinations before judicial and legislative tribunals. 22. That Masonic oaths, as administered in New York and Massachusetts, impose solemnly upon those who take them the following among olher obuoxioas and criminal obligations, viz : 1.

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