Annual Register Volume 1823

Annual Register Volume 1823

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...assembled they proceeded in considerable force to the scene of action, which they reached about six o'clock. A second loud knocking at the door gave notice of their approach, when Mrs. Brown again made her appearance, and, as is alleged, admission was demanded in the king's name. Mrs. Brown still declined complying with this demand. A general assault then commenced, and several panes of glass were broken in the windows, as well as in the door. This continued for some time, till at length Mr. Connolly came forward with a gun in his hand, and threatened to shoot the first person who presumed to break the door. This only tended to increase the violence, and, as the party outside considered that they were armed with suiti. cient authority to use every exertion in their power to make their caption good, they treated Mr. Connolly's threats with indifference, and actually began to break the panels of the door with such missiles as came to hand. At last, Mr. Connolly discharged the gun, and James Grainge being nearest the door, he lodged the contents in the upper part of his arm, near the shoulder, which was dreadfully mangled. The unhappy man fell, 2: and a cry of "murder, burst from all quarters. A considerable pause now took place, -the attack was discontinued, and the oflicers and their assistants drew back, fearful that further mischief might be done. The wounded man, being unable to walk, was placed in a cart and carried to the White Hart, at Shenley-hill. Information of what had occurred was then conveyed to the rev. Mr. Newcome and John M. VVinter, esq., another magistrate in the neighbourhood, who consulted upon what it was expedient to do. All the constables of the surrounding villages-were forthwith summoned, more

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  • Paperback | 418 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 744g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959213
  • 9781236959218