The Whole Proceedings Upon an Information Exhibited Ex Officio by the King's Attorney-General Against the Right Hon. Sackville Earl of Thanet, Robert Fergusson, Esquire and Others: For a Riot and Other Misdemeanors : Tried at the Bar of the Court of King's Bench, April 25, 1799

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Defendants were accused of instigating a riot with intent of rescuring Arthur O'Connor from sheriff's custody.
 

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Страница 6 - In contempt of our said Lord the King and his laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Страница 1 - April, in the twenty-third year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the Third, now King of Great Britain, and so forth, at Wrexham, in...
Страница 96 - A. Mr. O'Coigly, Mr. Binns, and Mr. O'Connor ; Mr. O'Connor was on the left as he looked at the Judges, and on the right as they looked at him; Mr. Binns in the middle, and Mr. O'Coigly next the Gaoler; my seat was directly under the Gaoler, at the end of the seat.
Страница 116 - O'Connor, was frightened, and said with great agitation to me, that they would kill O'Connor, and he jumped over the railing; he could not go from where we were without jumping upon the table, and he ran forward; Mr. Maxwell followed him, or went at the same time ; they both went towards Mr. O'Connor; I then saw very distinctly Mr. Fergusson stop sir Francis Burdett, and use some action, saying, "You had better keep away, and not come into the tumult at all :" I could not hear what he said, but it...
Страница 102 - You have told us, that, during the whole day, Mr. Fergusson kept the same place ? A. As to the same place, I believe he might have moved to the right ; he might have been, perhaps, to the right of Mr. Plumer in the morning ; but what I mean is, that he never moved out of the place where the Counsel sat.
Страница 91 - Rivett ; and that, at the time when this violence is imputed to him, Mr. Fergusson, who is reported to have begun the affray, and who had, it seems, a stick wrenched from him, was in his place at the Bar. I will then call to you Mr. Maxwell, a gentleman of rank and fortune in Scotland, who lately married a daughter of Mr. Bouverie, Member of Parliament for Northampton. He stood under the witness-box, which may be as in that corner, (pointing to a corner of the Court,) commanding a full and near view...
Страница 94 - Where rumour of oppression and deceit, " Of unsuccessful or successful war, " Might never reach me more !" To conclude — If you think my Clients, or any of them, guilty, you are bound to convict them ; but, if there shall be ultimately before you such a case, upon evidence, as to justify the observations I have made upon the probabilities of the transaction, which probabilities are only the results of every man's experience in his passage through the world ; — if you should think that the appearances...
Страница 7 - And the faid Attorney General of our faid Lord the King, for our faid Lord the King...
Страница 1 - ... to the faid prifoner, to try upon their oath, whether the faid prifoner at the bar be the fame Thomas Rogers in the faid record of attainder named, and againft whom judgment was fo pronounced as aforefaid, or not...
Страница 26 - A. Towards Mr. O'Connor. Q. That was not forward towards the body of the Court, but towards Mr. O'Connor ? A. It was towards the body of the Court, in order to get to Mr. O'Connor, and place himself under Mr. O'Connor, as I conceived. Rivett said he had got a warrant against Mr. O'Connor ; and the Jailor also said something upon the same subject, but I do not recollect the particular words ; and Mr. Justice...

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