Documents Relating to the Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey

Documents Relating to the Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the Rev. Mr. Ogden, who gained their confidence and esteem-; as they were convinced that a confession of guilt might be even to their temporal advantage, and would not operate against any clemency they might expect, and that stlewcel would be construed to be olbstimlalcg/, ' and as in a discourse Mr. Ogdenl delivered on the occasion, in his address to them among other things, he, in the most affecting manner, shewed the awful consequence of departing this life in a state of impenitence, or with guilt in their lips, great numbers of the spectators were inclined to entertain very favourable sentiments of their innocence, and especially as some circumstances have transpired which render it highly probable the robbery was perpetrated by a party from Staten Island. Many persons ardently wished the lives of both the culprits could have been preserved, for the present.--It is mentioned that the evidences against them were so positive as to the identity of their persons, that the jury immediately brought them in guilty of the charge laid in their indictment. The gentleman who favours us with this information, and who was present at the trial of these me-n, and at the execution of M'Coy, says, he is now fully convinced of their innocence. He adds, that Judge Simmesl did himself great honour in the discharge of his ofiice, and sincerely lamented it was not 1The Rev. Uzal Ogden, afterwards. Rector of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, Newark. in his power to appoint council for the prisoners, there, being no practitioner of law in court except the representative of the attorney general. Last Sunday twenty-six sail of vessels went up Hackinsack river. Time will develop their intentions. Last Sunday passed through this place the Jersey Brigade, ...
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966694
  • 9781236966698