A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 18

A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783; With Notes and Other Illustrations Volume 18

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...to tell you, my lord, even this falls under the construction ot' treason, and is no less liable to punishment than open rebellion; as l am afraid your lordship will find when once this insurrection is crushed, and the government at leisure to examine into the afl'air. And l am sorry to tell you, my lord, that I could sooner undertake to plead the cause of any of those unhappy gentlemen, who are just now actually in arms against his majesty, and lcould say more in defence oftheir conduct, than I can in defence of your lordship's. The duke of Perth and lord Ogilvy never qualified, nor did they ever receive the smallest favour from the present government; but, on the contrary, were both stripped of their titles and honours, and from men of the first quality, reduced to the state of rivate gentlemen, since the Revolution, and)may both be supposed to act from I principle of resentment, and only take up arms to recover what they thought t emiwlves un H. Fraser. The import of it was what I already told their lordships. Alt. Gen. Did you, or did you not, go to my lord Lovat with those messages an this letter?--H. Fraser. I did. Alt. Gen. Before you delivered this letter, or these messages, had you any meeting with the master of Lovat? H. Fraser. l had a meeting with the master of Lovat upon the way. It was concerted 'ustly deprived of. Lord George Murray never liad any place or pension from the public, and was, no doubt, drawn in by the influence of the marquis of Tullibardin, perhaps, touched with pity and commiseration for his eldest brother, who has spent the he_st part of his life In exile, and undoubtedly upon an allowance much inferior to his dignity. These and suchlike apologies may be offered in defence of most of the leading men in...show more

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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236911547
  • 9781236911544