Reports of State Trials; New Series 1820 to 1858 Volume 1

Reports of State Trials; New Series 1820 to 1858 Volume 1

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...horses?--Yes, ten or twelve. Did you assume the command of some Yeomanry P--Yes. How many did the party consist of P--I think thirty-two; there were sixteen of our own. You went in consequence of the information you received P--Yes; we went in the direction of Falkirk. This place, or Falkirk; the road is the same at first. Do you remember receiving a paper from Cook again, afterwards P--Yes; on the road I asked him for it, when we had gone about a mile, and I said, " You had better give me that paper." You asked him for the same paper which you had returned to him at Kilsyth P--Yes. And that paper you reoeived from him P--Yes. Did you look at it P--I put it into my pocket, and looked at it afterwards. When P--I do not remember when. What became of you and the party P--We proceeded towards Falkirk. Describe what took place, and the order of the events, till after the battle of BonnymuirP--We got intelligence which way the men who stopped Cook had gone, and were directed to a part of the muir, to which we proceeded, and fonnd the men on the other side of a wall from us; they gave a cheer, and ran down in the direction towards ns, to the wall; when we came within gunshot of them (perhaps fifty or sixty yards), they fired upon us. What number of shots might be fired P--I am positive to two or three; there might be more, but two I am sure they fired. We had to go over the muir for half a quarter of a mile, to get to them; and when wo came near the wall they fired two or three shots, or perhaps more. Were those shots fired from muskets or pistols P--It is impossible to say. Did you continue to advance P--We continued to advanco till we got close to the wall; when we were close to the wall I ordered them to lay down their arms; at the same...
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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,070g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514491
  • 9781236514493