Amendments V and VI
Holmes v. Comegys1 Dall. 439 Pa. 1789
Shippen, President.--It would be of very dangerous consequence, if it was established, that a commercial agent was not amenable as a witness in a court of justice, in a cause against his constituent. It is straining the matter of privilege too far. And if the law makes him a witness, we are too fond of getting at the truth, to permit him to excuse himself from declaring it, because he conceives, that, in point of delicacy, it would be a breach of confidence.
The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendments V and VI, Document 25
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