A Report of the Trial of Arthur Hodge, Esquire, (late One of the Members of His Majesty's Council for the Virgin-Islands) at the Island of Tortola, on the 25th April, 1811, and Adjourned to the 29th of the Same Month, for the Murder of His Negro Man Slave Named Prosper
Tertius Dunning, 1812 - 186 pages
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Page 176 - So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Page 165 - when a person of sound memory and discretion unlawfully killeth any reasonable creature in being, and under the king's peace, with malice aforethought, either express or implied.
Page 40 - Third, by the grace of God of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland king, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five.
Page 14 - Mills, a justice of the peace in and for said county, and being duly sworn on the holy evangelists of Almighty God...
Page 176 - Moreover you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death; but he shall be put to death.
Page 2 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 166 - The law however protected the persons of villeins, as the king's subjects, against atrocious injuries of the lord: for he might not kill, or maim his villein z ; though he might beat him with impunity...
Page 67 - ... of mind lodged in the person killing for some considerable time before the commission of the fact; which is a mistake, arising from the not well distinguishing between hatred and malice. Envy, hatred, and malice are three distinct passions of the mind.
Page 40 - Halifax, settler, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but moved and seduced by the Instigation of the Devil on the twenty-sixth day of August and in the twenty-third year of the reign of the sd.
Page 78 - They could not leave their lord without his permission ; but if they ran away, or were purloined from him, might be claimed and recovered by action, like beasts or other chattels.