Freedom of Speech and Writing upon Public Affairs; Considered with an Historical View of the Roman Imperial Laws Against Libels, As Violations Of
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1766. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... -- and most unjust, against the liberty of the subject, and the law of the ( land, and magna charta, and unfit to continue upon record; and that " the said Lilburne shall be for ever absolutely freed, and totally dis " charged from the said sentence, and all proceedings thereupon, as fully " and amply as though never any such thing had been..And that all " estreats and process in the courts of exchequer for levying of any. " sine (if any such be) shall be wholly cancelled and made void, any -- thing to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding." John Brown, Cler. Parliament -.. On the 4th of May 1641, Mr. Rotse reported the cafe of John Lilburne, whereupon it was, " 1. Resolved, That the sentence in the star-chamber given against e- "John Lilburne is illegal, and against the liberty of the subject, and - also bloody, wicked, cruel ?, and tyrannical." l- 2. Resolved, That reparation ought to be given to Mr. Lilburne for " his imprisonment, suffering, and losses, sustained by that illegal sent- tence p ." Lord Clarendon gives the following account of the proceedings in parliament for abolishing the court of star-chamber. " A bill for taking away the star-chamber court. The progress of " which bill was this. The exorbitances of this court had been such " (as hath been before touched) that there were very few persons of -- quality who had not suffered, or been perplexed, by the weight or -J Rujhorth, vol. ii. p. 4.69. 0 On the hearing before the Lords it was said that, " close imprisonment was never used - to the primitive christians by any tyrant; for then that heavy charge in Scripture, / was in -- prijon, and ye visited me not, might be answered; but a close imprisonment may presume a " fa...