Congressional Edition Volume 3788

Congressional Edition Volume 3788

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... 1 will direct a nolle prosequi. Department Of State, Washington, April 10,1862. Mr. Seward presents his compliments to Lord Lyons and has the honor to inform him that the Attorney-General, to whom his lordship's memorandum relative to the case of Gilchrist was referred, has since carefully investigated the subject and has reached the conclusion that the prisoner must inevitably have been convicted of the crime with which he has been charged. In view, however, of the probability that a repetition of the offense may not under existing circumstances be expected and of his lordship's interest in Gilchrist a nolle prosequi in thecase has been ordered and the prisoner will be discharged. Attorney General's Office, April 11,1862. George A. Coffey, Esq., U. 8. Attorney, Philadelphia. Sir: Urgent application has been made to me for the discharge of William Gilchrist, a British subject, who stands indicted in the U. S. circuit court for the eastern district of Pennsylvania and whose case was reported to me by Mr. Ashton in his letter of the 3d of March. Lord Lyons, the British minister, takes a lively interest in the case of the accused and desires his discharge, and Mr. Seward, Secretary of State, sustains his lordship's request upon grounds of national comity and wise policy. I yield to the force of these suggestions partly because the accused has already suffered a considerable punishment, but chiefly because the occasion enables us to show a graceful courtesy to the minister of a great nation and a politic generosity toward the prisoner. Therefore, sir, I request that you will cause a nolle prosequi to be entered upon the indictment against the said William Gilchrist to the end that he may be freely discharged. I remain, most respectfully, your...
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  • 9781236612212