Resolutions from Rhode Island Legislature

These resolutions express a similar view as those from the Mass Legislature (April 9), yet at the same time they encourage a free press.  To punish the authors of treasonable or seditious libels is the best way to insure freedom of the press.  They “deprecate” any attempt “to prostitute such freedom of discussion to the purposes of disorganization, or unprincipled defamation.”

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