Annual Register Volume 1824

Annual Register Volume 1824

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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. Excerpt: ...him how he did it P He said he did not hurt him; he only blew a little powder in his face. I asked him where it happened, andhe said at Seven Oaks; I asked him if he had gone to his relations P He told me to ask no questions, and that he wanted to go to bed. He slept at home on Tuesday night, and got up and went out on VVednesday morning; he returned home between one and two, and slept at home that night. On Thursday we went to Camberwell Fair, and slept at home. He went to the fair alone on Friday. Whilst he was gone, somebody told me of the murder of a gardener. When he came home I told it to him; he said, " Thank God, I didi1't do it, neither do I know any thing about it." I said I was uneasy on account of his being out that night. He told me I had no occasion to be uneasy about it; that I could not hurt him, but if I mentioned it, I might get him into trouble. I told him I thought it very curious, -he said, if ever he catched me saying any thing about it, he would shoot me. Some time before this, he told me be had a fowling-piece at a friend's at Eltham, which he intended to sell in the shooting season. He said he supposed, if he left it there, 1t would get spoiled, as they had taken the powder out and filled it full of leaves. He did not sleep constantly at home after the Friday; he had been occasionally to see me between that time and the 2nd of September, when he was taken up Ileft Fox's-buildings on the 3rd of September, locked the door, left my things there, and went to my mother's, at Deptford. I was taken up on the Monday following, and the oflicers took the key from me. The lodging was a ready-furnished one. In giving her testimony, the witness was much affected Sarah Lawrence, the mother of the last witness, was...show more

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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767802
  • 9781236767806