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Arguments and judgment in the case of Godwin v. Sir Edw. Hales, in the King's Bench, Trinity term, 2 Jac. II., 17th century

MS. Rawl. C. 716

  • Request

The plaintiff sought to recover a forfeiture of £500 on the ground that the defendant had not qualified himself as lieutenant in a foot-regiment by taking the oaths, but judgment was given for the defendant by eleven judges to one on the ground that the king can of himself dispense with any penal laws.


  • Creation: 17th century


7 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 716


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