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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

R. v. Davoren [1813] NSWKR 14; [1813] NSWSupC 14

criminal libel

Court of Criminal Jurisdiction
Bent J.A.., 31 August 1813, 2 September 1813
Source: Court of Criminal Jurisdiction Minutes, 1813-1815, State Records N.S.W, 5/1121- 86

[86]The Court doth direct that Lawrence Davoren be committed to His Majesty's Gaol at Sydney until discharged by due Court of Law for scandalous and libellous reflections introduced in an address to this Court written by him and exhibited and read in this Court on behalf of the above named James McDonald.
2 September 1813
[106] Lawrence Davoren is brought to the bar of the Court for his gross contempt of this court in the scandalous address written and exhibited by him to this Court and the Court doth order that he be committed to his Majesty's Gaol at Parramatta for the space of one Calendar Month, and that he do there enter into a recognizance for his Good behaviour for the space of six months longer himself in the sum of £50 [107] and two sureties in the sum of £25 each, and be further imprisoned until such sureties and recognizance be found.

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