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" In all criminal prosecutions 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 shall be acquitted;... "
Acts of the legislature of west virginia - Page 273
1887
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THE DEBATES AND PROCEDDINGS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

1867
...indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evi' dence 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 shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Constitutional Convention of the ..., Volume 5

New York (State). Constitutional Convention - 1868
...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 libelous is true and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted ; and the jury shall have the right...
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A Practical Treatise Upon the Criminal Law and Practice of the State of New ...

John H. Colby - 1868
...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 libelous is true, and was published with good Thomas c. Crosswell, 7 John., 264. See Starkie on Slander, and Holt on Libel. Wood's Inst.,. 431; Moore,...
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Laws, Joint Resolutions, and Memorials, Passed at the ... Session of the ...

Nebraska - 1869
...liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libel the truth may be given in evidence; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous be true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted...
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The Red Book of Michigan: A Civil, Military and Biographical History

Charles Lanman - 1871 - 549 pages
...prosecutions 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 shall be acquitted. The jury shall have the right to determine...
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A Manual of American Ideas

Caspar T. Hopkins - 1872
...prosecutions for that offense, " 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 shall be acquitted." * In writing concerning government...
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The Penal Code of California

California - 1872 - 628 pages
...criminal prosecutions for li be], the truth may be given in evidence to the jury, and if it appears to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted. The jury have the right to determine...
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The Code of Civil Procedure: Of the State of California

California, Creed Haymond, John Chilton Burch, John Hill McKune - 1872 - 768 pages
...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 shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to...
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THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS' MILLENNIAL STAR

Elder James A. Little - 1872
...civil actions 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 justiliable ends, the party shall bo acquitted or exonerated. Sec. 10. The people shall...
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The Political Code of the State of California, Volume 2

California - 1872
...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 shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to...
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