The Trial of Henry Hunt, Esq., Jno Knight, Jos. Johnson [And Others]for an Alledged Conspiracy to Overturn the Government, Before Mr. Justice Bayley, and a Special Jury, at the York Lent Assizes, 1820...
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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...hope your Lordship will excuse the emotions which affect me (Mr. Hunt was at this moment in tears.) He hoped, if he did not conduct his case as he ought he might be set right, and he would act under the direction ofthe Learned Judge, to who-e opinion he would in every case how with submission; but if he did not conduct himselfin a proper manner, the Jury, of course, would think of it in considering their verdict. Mr. Hunt now, to show, as. he observed, what unfounded statements had been made Ii against him in the opening speech ofthe learned Counsel, proceeded to read a part of the speech as given in a newspsper. The paper from which he should read it was The Times; and though there mightbe some little variations in some few places, yet The Times in this, as on all other occaaions, had given the most accurate account. It stated, that Mr. Hunt had proceeded up the streets of Manch-ster surrounded by vast crowds, and at one part ordered them to halt, and which they did, and shouted, &c. This, he observed, was completely disproved by Dr. Smith and another. who had not said a word about his giving directions to halt, or addressed the people either opposite the Star Inn, or any other place in the streets. With the evidence of Matthew Cooper he would not trouble the jury: they could judge of 1." him by the account he had given of himself. He had de--= frauded his master ofa sum of money fourteen years ago; and.. it was only within a few months that he had taken it into his--head to return it. It was worth while to look at the descrip--'tion of witnesses who had been called on that day (Friday)-v; in support of the present charge. One was Mr. Matthew -4 Cooper; the next was the mushroom sn-jeant, as he had-d called himself;...show more
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