The Bristol Riots: Their Causes, Progress, and Consequences

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Gutch and Martin, 1832 - 403 halaman

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Halaman 223 - And be it enacted, that if any persons, riotously and tumultuously assembled together to the disturbance of the public peace, shall unlawfully and with force demolish, pull down, or destroy...
Halaman 222 - Our sovereign lord the king chargeth and commandeth all persons, being assembled, immediately to disperse themselves, and peaceably to depart to their habitations, or to their lawful business, upon the pains contained in the act made in the first year of king George, for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies. God save the king.
Halaman 219 - ... means in his power. He may disperse or assist in dispersing those who are assembled : he may stay those who are engaged in it from executing their purpose : he may stop and prevent others, whom he shall see coming up, from joining the rest, and not only has he the authority, but it is his bounden duty as a good subject of the king to " perform this to the utmost of his ability. If the riot be general and dangerous, he may arm himself against the evildoers to keep the peace. Such was the opinion...
Halaman 219 - Magistrate will be more effectual to attain the object proposed, than any efforts, however well intended, of separated and disunited individuals. But if the occasion demands immediate action, and no opportunity is given for procuring the advice or sanction of the Magistrate, it is the duty of every subject to act for himself, and upon his own responsibility, in suppressing a riotous and tumultuous assembly ; and he may be assured, that whatever is honestly done by him in the execution of that object,...
Halaman 220 - But, where the danger is pressing and immediate; where a felony has actually been committed, or cannot otherwise be prevented ; and from the circumstances of the case no opportunity is offered of obtaining a requisition from the proper authorities; the military subjects of the king, like...
Halaman 156 - Sion, wherein thou hast dwelt. 4 Lift up thy feet, that thou mayest utterly destroy every enemy, which hath done evil in thy sanctuary. 5 Thine adversaries roar in the midst of thy congregations, and set up their banners for tokens. 6 He that hewed timber afore out of the thick trees, was known to bring it to an excellent work . 7 But now they break down all the carved work thereof with axes and hammers.
Halaman 223 - Branch thereof, whether the same or any of them respectively shall then be in the Possession of the Offender, or in the Possession of any other Person, with Intent thereby to injure or defraud any Person, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.
Halaman 225 - Lewis was a rash act, uncalled for by the occasion, or if it was discharged negligently and carelessly, the offence would amount to manslaughter. But if it was discharged in the fair and honest execution of his duty, in endeavouring to disperse the mob, by reason of their resisting, the act of the firing of the pistol was then an act justified by the occasion, under the Riot Act before referred to, and the killing of the boy would then amount to accidental death only, and not to the offence of manslaughter.
Halaman 221 - Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that if any persons, to the number of twelve or more, being unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled together...
Halaman 156 - They have set fire upon thy holy places, and have defiled the dwelling-place of thy name, even unto the ground. 9 Yea, they said in their hearts, Let us make havock of them altogether: Thus have they burnt up all the houses of God in the land.

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