History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
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an assistant; and in case that he himself is absent, the other have power to preside in his stead, one or both of them, both or either of them.
7. When ever a of the is regularly organized, according to the foregoing pattern, it shall be the duty of the twelve counsellors to cast lot by numbers, and thereby ascertain who, of the twelve, shall speak first, commencing with number one; and so in succession to number Twelve.
8. whenever this council convenes to act upon any case, the twelve counsellors shall consider whether it is a difficult one or not; if it is not two only of the Counsellors shall speak upon it, according to the form above written. But if it is thought to be difficult, four shall be appointed; and if more difficult, six; but in no case shall more than six be appointed to speak. The accused in all cases has a right to one half of the council, to prevent insult or injustice; and the counsellors appointed to speak before the council, are to present the case, after the evidence is examined, in its true light, before the council; and every man is to speak according to equity and justice. Those counselors who draw even numbers, that is 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, are the individuals who are to stand up in behalf of the accused, and prevent insult or injustice.
9. In all cases the accuser and accused shall have a privilege of speaking for themselves, before the council, after the evidences are heard, and the counsellors who are appointed to speak on the case, have finished their remarks. After the evidences are heard, the counsellors, accuser and accused have spoken, the president shall give a decision according to the [HC 2:29] understanding which he shall have of the case, and call upon the twelve counselors to sanction the same by their vote. But should the remaining counselors, who have not spoken, or any one of them, after hearing the evidences and impleadings impartially, discover an error in the decision of the president, they can manifest it, and the case shall have a re-hearing; and, if after a careful re-hearing, [p. 429]
an assistant; and in case that he himself is absent, the other have power to preside in his stead, , both or either of them.
7. When ever a of the is regularly organized, according to the foregoing pattern, it shall be the duty of the twelve counsellors to cast lot by numbers, and thereby ascertain who, of the twelve, shall speak first, commencing with number one; and so in succession to number Twelve.
8. whenever this council convenes to act upon any case, the twelve counsellors shall consider whether it is a difficult one or not; if it is not two only of the Counsellors shall speak upon it, according to the form above written. But if it is thought to be difficult, four shall be appointed; and if more difficult, six; but in no case shall more than six be appointed to speak. The accused in all cases has a right to one half of the council, to prevent insult or injustice; and the counsellors appointed to speak before the council, are to present the case, after the evidence is examined, in its true light, before the council; and every man is to speak according to equity and justice. Those counselors who draw even numbers, that is 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, are the individuals who are to stand up in behalf of the accused, and prevent insult or injustice.
9. In all cases the accuser and accused shall have a privilege of speaking for themselves, before the council, after the evidences are heard, and the counsellors who are appointed to speak on the case, have finished their remarks. After the evidences are heard, the counsellors, accuser and accused have spoken, the president shall give a decision according to the [HC 2:29] understanding which he shall have of the case, and call upon the twelve counselors to sanction the same by their vote. But should the remaining counselors, who have not spoken, or any one of them, after hearing the evidences and impleadings impartially, discover an error in the decision of the president, they can manifest it, and the case shall have a re-hearing; and, if after a careful re-hearing, [p. 429]
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