Account of the Murder of the Late Mr. William Weare ...: Including the Circumstances which First Led to the Discovery of the Murder, and the Detection of the Murderers, the Depositions Taken Before the Magistrates, the Coroner's Inquest, the Trials of the Prisoners, and the Execution of John Thurtell, at Hertford, on Friday the 9th of January 1824 : Embellished with Views of Gill's-Hill Cottage ... and Portraits of the Prisoners, John Thurtell, Jos. Hunt, and Wm. Probert. Drawn by George Lewis ; with Their Autographs ...

J. Nichols and Son, 1824 - 344 pages

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Page 324 - And I say unto you, My friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear : Fear Him, Which after He hath killed, hath power to cast into hell ; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.
Page 86 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
Page 86 - Lord 1823, with force and arms, at the parish of Aldenham aforesaid, in the County of Hertford aforesaid, in and upon William Weare, in the peace of God and our said Lord the King, then and there being, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that the said John Thurtell, with a certain pistol of the value of 10*.
Page 86 - Lightfoot then and there instantly died, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do say, that the said David Beckett, the said John Lightfoot, in manner and form aforesaid, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did kill and murder, against the form of the statute in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio.
Page 321 - That you be carried from hence to the place from whence you came, and from thence to the place of execution, and there to be hanged by the neck till you are dead ; and may the Lord have mercy on your soul...
Page 242 - The flesh will quiver where the pincers tear, The blood will follow where the knife is driven.
Page 193 - I think double cased ; it had a gold chain attached to it. He took off the chain, and offered to make Mrs. Probert a present of it, saying it was more fit for a lady than a gentleman. Mrs. Probert refused for some time, but at length accepted of it. He put the watch . and seal in his pocket ; we had no spare bed that night ; I asked when they would go to bed.
Page 145 - ... stated, and can only come before the court by way of application to put off the trial in order to give the prisoner time to apply to the executive for that purpose.
Page 262 - ... to reveal them, but as he had hitherto locked them up in his own breast, and was under no compulsion to disclose them, he expected his Lordship would engage upon his honour to keep what he was about to unfold, as...
Page 195 - I'll bury him where you or no one else can find him." As John Thurtell was going into the parlour, Hunt said, " Probert, they can do nothing with you or me, even if they do find it out, as we were neither of us at the murder.

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