The following pages are printed to preserve a record of one of the most important criminal trials ever had in the Courts of the United States. Honorable Nathan Clifiord, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Honorable John Lowell, District Judge of the United States for the District of Massachusetts, presided at this trial, and decided many closely contested points of law argued in behalf of the prisoners by eminent counsel, two of whom have lately held the ofiice of Assistant Attorney General of the United States, and in behalf of the Govern ment by the Honorable George P. Sanger, Attorney of the United States for the District of Massachusetts, and his able assistant, Prentice Cummings. Mr. Justice Clifiord's charge to the jury is very full upon the relative duties of the court and the jury in criminal causes and the law of evidence relating to confessions, and his remarks to the prisoners, Miller and Smith, on passing sentence, clearly define the safeguards which the law has provided for persons charged with crime.
A stenographic report of the trial enables me to present the evidence exactly as the several witnesses gave it. The story of the mutiny, as told by Mrs. Patterson, the captain's wife, will be long remembered by the excited crowd of spec tators who thronged the court-room while she was on the witness stand. This story loses none of its interest by being reproduced in print. John G. Stetson.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Unknown Author
Published Date - August 28 2019
ISBN - 9780483727304
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm
Page Count - 141
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