Report of the Trial of Michael Stocks, Esq., for Wilful and Corrupt Perjury; At the Yorkshire Lent Assize, 1815

Report of the Trial of Michael Stocks, Esq., for Wilful and Corrupt Perjury; At the Yorkshire Lent Assize, 1815 : Before the Honorable Sir Alexander Thompson, Knight, Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer, and a Special Jury

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...the man who had formerly supported him, but who at length had given him up? From that moment I have no doubt, but that he became the object of his vindictive resentment; and when another creditor in 1813 sent Mr. Mitchell to the Gaol at York, he declared on his return to Halifax, that he knew that it was done at the instigation of Mr. Stocks, and that he would seize the first opportunity of revenge. I do not know that at that time he knew of the answer in Ghancery given in by Mr. Stocks. I will upon his own evidence take it that he was not acquainted with the nature of it; but I will shew you what he meditated at that time. He assembled about this time a party at his house; in which party a person of the name of Hetford was included; a Thomas Green wood was also there; and one or two other persons. To these persons he spoke in the bitterest terms of Mr. Stocks; vowed that he would be revenged; that he had a scheme, if he could but raise money to execute it; this scheme was a prosecution of Mr. Stocks for perjury, in an answer, which to-day he has said upon his oath he had not seen, and did not know the nature of; and that Mr. Lewis Alexander should conduct this prosecution.-Hefford expressed some surprise at this, and said, why will-you employ a man of whom I have heard you speak very ill. Gentlemen, his answer deserves your attention, for it shews the nature of this prosecution: --That is true, but I have private reasons for employing him, and you know the adage, " set a rogue to catch a rogue." It was also stated at this meeting by Mitchell, that if they could but accomplish this object, the Woodhead's would claim their rights; that the property was worth Tpventy Thousand Pounds, and that the Woodhead's would pay...show more

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