Discourse, 30 June 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards

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our Charter. powe[r]s.— same charter says. city Municipal cou[r]t. has power to enact all laws—— &c dangerous power. because it will protect, the innocent, & put down Mobo[c]rats,— constituti[o]n of say[s] “Habeus Corbus [] shall not be denied.” Deny me the right of H. Corpus & I will. fight with gu[n]s swo[r]d cann[on] behind & thunder till I am used up. like the Killkeny [Kilkenny] Cats. we have more power becau[s]e we have power to go behind the writ. & try th[e] merits of the case. [p. [283]]
our Charter. powers.— same charter says. Municipal court. has power to enact all laws—— &c dangerous power. because it will protect, the innocent, & put down Mobocrats,— constitution of says “Habeus Corbus [] shall not be denied.” Deny me the right of H. Corpus & I will. fight with guns sword cannon behind & thunder till I am used up. like the Killkeny Kilkenny Cats. we have more power because we have power to go behind the writ. & try the merits of the case. [p. [283]]
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