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The Statutes Revised: Third Edition by The United Kingdom
Volume 2
This work was published by His Majesty's Stationery Office in 1950.

A.D. 1799-1800 Trials for Treason [39 & 40 Geo. 3. c. 93] 313

same manner on the demise of his Majesty and his successors respectively, as the same would have gone if this Act had not been made.

[Ss. 11, 12 rep. 34 & 35 Vict. c. 116. (S.L.R.)]

CHAPTER XCIII

AN ACT for regulating Trials for High Treason and Misprision of High Treason . . . . . . . . . [1]

[28th July 1800.]

[Preamble rep. 8 & 9 Geo. 6. c. 44. s. 2, sch.]

In cases of high treason, the offender shall be tried in the same manner as if charged with murder.

[1.] In all cases of high treason . . . . . . . . . and misprision of such treason . . . . . . . . . the person or persons charged with such offence shall and may be indicted, arraigned, tried and attainted in the same manner and according to the same course and order of trial in every respect and upon the like evidence, as if such person or person stood charged with murder; . . . . . . . . .

CHAPTER XCIV

AN ACT for the safe Custody of Insane Persons charged with Offences.[2]

[28th July 1800.]

Preamble.

WHEREAS persons charged with high treason, murder or felony may have been or may be of unsound mind at the time of committing the offence wherewith they may have been or shall be charged, and by reason of such insanity may have been or may be found not guilty of such offence, and it may be dangerous to permit persons so acquitted to go at large . . . . . . . . .

[S. 1 rep. (E.)(I.), 46 & 47 Vict. c. 38. s. 4; (S.), 11 & 12 Geo. 6. c. 62. (S.L.R.)]

[1 Short title, "The Treason Act, 1800," see 59 & 60 Vict. c. 14.

Ext. (N.I.), 8 & 9 Geo. 6. c. 44. s. 3(2).]

[2 Short title, "The Criminal Lunatics Act, 1800," see 59 & 60 Vict. c. 14.]


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