The Tyburn Chronicle; Or, the Villainy Display'd in All Its Branches. Containing an Authentic Account of the Lives, Adventures, Tryals, Executions, an

The Tyburn Chronicle; Or, the Villainy Display'd in All Its Branches. Containing an Authentic Account of the Lives, Adventures, Tryals, Executions, an

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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. 1768 edition. Excerpt: ...and the most real esteem and venera; tion for your lordships, jind the honourable House of Commons. The answer of William Earl of Nithisdale to the Articles of Impeachment, &c. IT is with the greatest confusion the said Earl appears at your lordship's bar, under the "weight of an impeachment by the commons of Great Britain, for high-treason; he humbly begs leave, in extenuation of his crime, to assure your lordships, that he was always a zealous assertor of the liberties of his Country, and never engaged in forming or carrying on any design to subvert the antient established government, and the good laws of this kingdom; but being summoned by those entrusted with the administration of the government in Scotland, to appear at Edinburgh, and being assured if he went thither, he should be made close prisoner, he did not obey the summons; but in all humble manner applied for their indulgence, in dispensing with his being committed to jail, offering to give any bail for his peaceable and quiet behaviour; which being refused, and being at that time in so ill a state of health, that a Confinement, in Edinburgh castle would have endangered his life, he was forced to abscond, and kept private, till several of the persons mentioned in the said impeachment, with many others of his neigri bours, appeared in arms very near the place where the said Earl lay concealed; and then he inconsiderately and unfortunately (with four of his domesticks, and no other person whatsoever) joined them, and proceeded in their company to the places in the said articles of impeachment mentioned; but he knew nothing of the intended insurrection till they were actually in arms. The said Earl is deeply sensible of his great offence, and not affecting delay, nor being...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236604598
  • 9781236604590