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" In all criminal prosecutions on indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party... "
Debates and Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of the State of ... - Page 121
by California. Constitutional Convention, California - 1880 - 1578 pages
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The Revised Statutes of the State of New-York: Passed During the ..., Volume 1

New York (State) - Law - 1829
...be passed, to restrain, or abridge the liberty011 of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence, to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libellous, is true, and was published with good motives, and...
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The New-York State Register for ... 1830-[1831]: With a Concise United ...

New York (State) - 1830
...SEC. VIII. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments, on 'all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right-; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it...
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The New-York State Register for ... 1830-[1831]: With a Concise United ...

New York (State) - 1831
...shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libellous is true, aJid was published with good motives, and...
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The American Manual, Or, New English Reader: Consisting of Exercises in ...

Moses Severance - Readers - 1832 - 295 pages
...compensation. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law...abridge, the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it...
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Three Years in North America, Volume 1

James Stuart - North America - 1833 - 544 pages
...Massachusetts : — " Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall...
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Introduction to the Science of Government: And Compend of Constitutional and ...

Andrew White Young - Civics - 1835 - 304 pages
...compensation. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments, oft all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions, or indictment for libels, the'truth may be given in evidence to the jury : and if it...
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Introduction to the Science of Government, and Compend of Constitutional and ...

Andrew White Young - Constitutions - 1836 - 304 pages
...compensation. SEC. 8. Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictment for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury: and if it shall...
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The Testimony of God Against Slavery: A Collection of Passages from the ...

La Roy Sunderland - Antislavery movements - 1836 - 177 pages
...[Connecticut.] Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law...abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all prosecutions, or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury: and if it...
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Northern Boundary of Ohio, and Admission of Michigan Into the Union. To ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary - Constitutions - 1836 - 132 pages
...shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libellous is true, and was published with good motives, and...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ..., Volume 1

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1837
...Constitution : " Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his opinion on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right, and no law...abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it...
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