Horse Shoe Robinson

Horse Shoe Robinson

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... him to test the accuracy of the maiden s story, only resulted in producing a stronger conviction of its entire truth. This concluded the examination on the second charge. The third was confessed by Butler; and the court now proceeded to the fourth and last accusation against him. To this there was but one witness called--James Curry. In the course of the examination, this man showed great address and knowledge of the world. He gave some short account of himself. He had been a man bor n to a better condition of life than he now enjoyed. His education had been liberal, and his associations in life extremely various. It was to be inferred from his own relation, that he had fallen into some early indiscretion which had thrown him into the lowest stations of society, and that this original delinquency had prevented him from ever rising above them. He had served for many years in the army, and was present at the surrender of Charlestown, being at that period a confidential servant, or man of business, to the young Earl of Caithness, the aide-de-camp of Sir Henry Clinton. Upon the departure of that young nobleman with the rest of Sir Henry s military family for New York, he had remained behind, and had taken a similar service to that which he had left, with another officer of some repute. There were state reasons, he said, why this gentleman s name could not now be communieated to the court. That, in the month of July, he had attended his master on a visit to Mr. Philip Lindsay, in Virginia; and whilst in the immediate vicinity of that gentleman s residence, at a small country tavern, he had accidentally become privy to the design of the prisoner, and the same Horse-shoe Robinson who had been...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665451X
  • 9781236654519