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" I would never convict any person of murder or manslaughter, unless the fact were proved to be done, or at least the body found dead,(/) for the sake of two cases, one mentioned in my lord Coke's PC cap. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 196
by William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - 1818
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Cases in Crown Law, Determined by the Twelve Judges, by the Court ..., Volume 2

Thomas Leach - 1815 - 1108 pages
...and was then alive. He cited the passage in 2 Hale, PC 290, where his Lordship says, " I would never convict any person of murder or manslaughter, unless...proved to be done, or at least the body found dead" and he mentioned a remarkable case which had happened before MR. JUSTICE GOULD. The case was this....
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 18

1818
...readers. ' 1 would never (says Sir Matthew Hale) convict any person of murder or manslaughter, unless tlir fact were proved to be done, or at least the body...uncle, (who was also her heir at law,) was overheard to ay, ' Good uncle, do not kill me !' Very soon afterwards, the child disappeared; and the uncle,...
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A Dissertation Shewing that the House of Lords: In Cases of Judicature : are ...

Edward Christian - 1820 - 136 pages
...has related some such cases which had existed jn his time: and he observes upon them, " I would never convict any person of murder or manslaughter, unless...least the body found dead, for the sake of two cases" which he relates, where the prisoner in each was found guilty and executed, arid the person charged...
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The practice of courts-martial, also the legal exposition and military ...

William Hough - 1825
...(411) 2 Hale, 2DO. Where Lord Hale said, " I would never convict any person of murder or nuaalauglUer, unless the fact were proved to be done, or at least the body found, for the sake of two cases ; one mentioned in my Lord Coke's PC Ml, 1>. 232, a II a, ,i/,i. .:,,:...
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A Treatise on Crimes and Indictable Misdemeanors, Volume 1

Sir William Oldnall Russell - 1826 - 828 pages
...deceased has been found : and a very great Judge says, " I would never convict any person of mur" der or manslaughter, unless the fact were proved to be done, or " at least the body be found dead." (A) But this rule, it seems, must be taken with some qualifications ; and circumstances...
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A Treatise on Crimes and Indictable Misdemeanors, Volume 2

Sir William Oldnall Russell - 1828
...Gordon's case, 1 Leach 515. SC 1 East. 312, 315. (<) By Buller, J., in Berrymaji t. Wise, 4 TR 366. murder or manslaughter, unless the fact were proved to be done, or at least the body found dead.(w) SECTION II. The best possible Evidence must be produced. It is a general rule that you must...
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Calcutta Magazine and Monthly Register, Volumes 10-12

1830
...these. " I would never "convict any person of murder or manslaughter unless the fact were proved to b "done or at least the body found dead, for the sake of two cases, one mentioned by "my Lord Coke which was a Warwickshire case." Gentlemen, I will trespass on yonr time...
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The practice of courts-martial, and other military courts

William Hough - 1834
...was afterwards discovered alive. State Trialt, vol. 14. 1312. Sir Matthew Hale says, "I would never convict any person of murder or manslaughter, unless...were proved to be done, or at least the body found." Starlie, vol. ip 33. If a bodv be thrown overboard, it may not be found. 330 1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th. 5th....
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A digest of the law of evidence in criminal cases

Henry Roscoe, Thomas Colpitts Granger, George Sharswood - 1840 - 914 pages
...unless (here was due proof made that a felony was committed of these goods." And again, " I would never convict any person of murder or manslaughter, unless...proved to be done, or at least, the body found dead." 2 Hale, 290. So it is said by Sir William Blackslonc, 4 Comm. 359. that all presumptive evidence of...
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The Covenant: A Quarterly Periodical Devoted to the Cause of Odd-Fellowship

1843
...innocence or safety of any individual. " I would never," observes the eminent lawyer last quoted, " convict any person of murder, or manslaughter, unless...proved to be done, or at least the body found dead." Burnet, one of the greatest of our Scold) criminal law authorities, lays it down as " a leading and...
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