Criminal Trials; Illustrative of the Tale Entitled the Heart of Mid-Lothian, Published from the Original Record, with a Prefatory Notice, Including

Criminal Trials; Illustrative of the Tale Entitled the Heart of Mid-Lothian, Published from the Original Record, with a Prefatory Notice, Including

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...respectively supposed anyinjury or invasion upon them had proceeded. The next material circumstance charged in the indictment is that touching the pannel's behaviour at the West Bow, where it is charged, That he commanded the men to face about and fire upon the people; and that, at or about the same time, he fired a musket or firelock that was in his own hand; having either reloaded, or caused to be reloaded, his own piece, or taken another out of the hand of one of the guard; and that, upon this second example and command of the pannel's, several others of the guard under his command did fire, whereby the persons mentioned in the indictment were killed and wounded. _ ' As to which part of the charge, the pannel offers the following proof; and first, as to order, he shall prove, by multitudes of persons nigh him at the time, and who were narrowly obseiving him, (and orders are generally given with an audible voit-e, ) they heard no such order given, nor heard no eX-4 preasion of the pannel, that, by the most remote consequence, could have been interpreted an order to fire; and here the pannel's memory, upon the most serious reflection, cannot divine what could have given occasion to any body': conjecturing that he gave an order to fire at this time. And here, also, the former observation falls to be noticed, touching the solemnity of an order for firing. Qdo. As to the action of firing, charged against the pannel himself, for firing at this time, the pannel offers to prove the very centinel, at least that it was a centinel of the guard, who gave the first fire at this time, which was the shot at Robertson's Close head. And the pannel is informed, as has been hove noticed, that, at the-time or takihg the..show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906314
  • 9781236906311