Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason; And Other Crimes and Misdemeanor from the Earliest Period to the Present Time ... from the Ninth Year of the Reign of King Henry, the Second, Volume 3

Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason; And Other Crimes and Misdemeanor from the Earliest Period to the Present Time ... from the Ninth Year of the Reign of King Henry, the Second, Volume 3

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...tamper with Alice Smith, and he must be the man to give an account to my lord bishop of the proceedings. They say it was a lawful and justifiable thing to ask a witness a question, and that Wetherel was but asked the question, and nothing more: my lords, here ismore than asking the question, it appeareth in the proof that there was a Note delivered by Powel to Walker to subscribe, there was shewing to Wetherel a Dictionary to expound the words Equivocation and Subornation; so it was not an asking for bare information, but a tendering of notes to avoid equivocation in the cause. In the next place they have insisted upon the Deposition of l.unn and Alice Smith; wherein they say, that what tlicy have said was but an explanation uf what tiiey had formerly sworn, Hiii! no retractation, and that it wns lawful fur a nitne to explain himself: but it will appear to be a plain retractation. 1. Alice Smith did dcposi former!, that Prigeon sent for her, desiring he r to see if she could get the woman la; the rlulil upvu any other. That was her IVpout.on at the sessions. But in the second Cause she sweareth it was to get her to lay the child upon any other lhat she reputed to be the father of it, and not upon himself. And so for Anne Tub her Deposition at the sessions, that Prigeon had offered her 20s. to get her lay the child upon any other but upon him; but her Deposition in the second Cause to lay the child upon sqme that were the true father: so here is a Deposition that a bribe should be niveii to lay the child upon any other but upon Pi igcon, and now to depose to lay the child upon the true lather, is a crossing of the former deposition, and far from an explanation. They have taken some Exceptions to George Walker, to shew how improbable a...show more

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  • Paperback | 738 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,293g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773640
  • 9781236773647