Amendment VIII

[Volume 5, Page 373]

Document 6

Connecticut Constitutional Ordinance

OF 1776Poore 1:258

4. And that no Man's Person shall be restrained, or imprisoned, by any authority whatsoever, before the Law hath sentenced him thereunto, if he can and will give sufficient Security, Bail, or Mainprize for his Appearance and good Behaviour in the mean Time, unless it be for Capital Crimes, Contempt in open Court, or in such Cases wherein some express Law doth allow of, or order the same.

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Volume 5, Amendment VIII, Document 6
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