Report of the Trial of Brig. Gen. Wm. Hull

Report of the Trial of Brig. Gen. Wm. Hull

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...of war to any act of mine. I have now closed my defence on this first specification under the charge of treason--and although I persist in my objection'to' this court's taking cognizance of that crime--yet I have given the charge a full examination--because the same facts are specified under the charge of unofficer-like conduct--and I shall rely upon what I have now said for my vindication against the specification v.luch relates to this subject under that charge. To sustain this charge of treason there are two other specifications--one relating to the supposed delay in attacking Maiden and the retreat from Sandwich, the other to the surrender of Detroit--But as there is a repetition of these specifications under the two other charges--I shall not now notice them further than to observe that these specifications under the charge of treason, allege that the delay, the retreat and the surrender were all in pursuance of a traitorous combination and conspiracy between me and certain enemies of the United States, whose names are unknown. If the court tad-cognizance of this crime of treason, I could not be convicted unless the traitorous combination and conspiracy were proved. I might ask where is the evidence of any combination or conspiracy between me and the enemy--But I forbear with indignation from the examination of sucli: - question--and now when the court has before it all the testimony that the utmost efforts of my prosecutors have been able to bring against me, I ask them to judge from what malignant source the information which could have suggested this charge, must have been drawn.--Some of the witnesses who have testified against me must have furnished the materials from which the gentleman employed by the government to frame the...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658628X
  • 9781236586285