2 U.S. 88 (____)

2 Dall. 88


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bradford, Attorney General, having closed the testimony for the prosecution.

Yeates, for the defendant.

The Court delivered a charge to the following effect:

M`KEAN, Chief Justice:

This indictment charges all the various acts which constitute misprision of treason; and it is the duty of the Jury to enquire, whether the evidence supports any one of the charges. It is said, indeed, that the law on which the indictment is founded, is so inaccurately penned, that it cannot be understood without supplying certain material words...

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