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 28

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 28

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...facts, of which there is " no doubt, reflect the highest honour upon " lord Kilwarden's memory, the whole shall " be given here. " In the year 1795, when he was attorney"general, a. number of young men (zill of " whorn were between the ages of fifteen and " twenty) were indicted for high treason. " Upon the day appointed for their trial they " appeared in the dock, wearing shirts with " tuckers and open collars, in the manner " usual with boys. When the chief justice of " the King's Bench, before whom they were " to be tried, came into court and observed " them, he called out, ' Well, Mr. Attorney, " ' I suppose you're ready to go on with the " ' trials of these tuckered traitors.' The " attorney-general was ready, and had at" tended for that purpose; but indignant and " disgusted at hearing such language from the "judgment seat, he rose, an replied, 'N0, " ' my lord, I am not ready; and ' (added he, " in a low tone, to one of the prisoners' coun" sel who was near him), ' if I have any " ' power to save the lives of these boys, " ' whose extreme youth I did not before ob" ' serve, that man shall never have the gra" ' tification of passing sentence upon a single " ' one of these tucker-ed traitors.' He per" formed his promise, and soon after pro" cured pardons for them all, upon the con" dition of their expatriating themselves for " ever; but one of them obstinately refusing " to accept the pardon on that condition, he " was tried, convicted, and executed. Thus...show more

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  • Paperback | 606 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,066g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914023
  • 9781236914026