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PERJURY - Intensity of averment. 1 PERJURY. Intensity of averment. BR 1

According to Coke, it is not Perjury, if the deposition averment
be qualified with soften'd by such a qualification as "he thinketh
he remembereth, he believeth, or the like".

This is his opinion: and upon this the matter rests: for
I can find no judicial determination upon the point:
It is however a point of very great importance, & merits
to be settled in terms more precise, by an Authority
less equivocal, & as I conceive on a side the contrary
to that which he has taken.

It will be without difficulty allowed that there certainly ought not to be any way means that can be taken away left, consistently
with the protection of innocence, whereby a man called
upon to give his Testimony, whether concerning his own
act or situation, or another's, whereby,& meaning to aver
what is false or conceal what is true he may do it
without danger.

Now this he might allways do, by annexing these
qualifications to every article of his deposition, if such
a qualifications whensoever employed were to save the
from the pains of Perjury

And yet these qualifications he must oftenin a multitude of cases at least if



Identifier: | JB/047/001/002
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 47.

Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

Box

047

Main Headings

evidence

Folio number

001

Info in main headings field

perjury intensity of averment

Image

002

Titles

Category

text sheet

Number of Pages

3

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

/ f1 / f2

Penner

jeremy bentham

Watermarks

Marginals

Paper Producer

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

Notes public

ID Number

14869

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