2 U.S. 86 (____)

2 Dall. 86


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bradford, Attorney General.

BY THE COURT: — No case of this kind has hitherto occurred in this Court. In the case of the Commonwealth v. Roberts. (a.) The defendant's confession was offered merely to shew quo animo he committed the treasonable act; and the Court were there of opinion, that it ought to be admitted as corroborative proof. We find, indeed, that in Berwick's case, Fost. 10, two Judges thought that a confession after the fact, proved by two witnesses, was sufficient to convict, within...

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