The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Indictment Against Thomas Walker of Manchester: Merchant, William Paul, Samuel Jackson, James Cheetham, Oliver Pearsall, Benjamin Booth, and Joseph Collier; for a Conspiracy to Ovethrow the Constitution and Government, and to Aid and Assist the French, (being the King's Enemies) in Case They Should Invade this Kingdom. Tried at the Assizes at Lancaster, April 2, 1794, Before the Hon. Mr. Justice Heath, One of the Judges of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas. Taken in Short-hand
Affociation againſt arms asked assizes attend bail Bate's Hotel Benjamin Booth charge constable Constitutional Society Corvées damn the King declared defendants Dennett door Duckworth Dundas Dunn's Erskine eſtabliſhed evidence expence faid fame fhould fome France French fuch Gentlemen hear heard Henry Dundas HIGH TREASON honour houſe indictment Jackson James Cheetham John Griffith Jury Justice Heath kingdom Lancaster Lancaster Castle learned friend letter liberty Lord the King Manchester Manchester aforesaid means meeting misprision of treason moſt muſt never saw night oath parliament peace Pearsall person present prosecution publiſhed purpose quarter sessions recollect Reformation Society Richard Walker riot Salford Seddon seen Serjeant Cockell ſtate swear sworn thefe themſelves theſe thing thofe Thomas Dunn Thomas Walker thoſe thought tion told town trial Twiss Walker's house warehouse warrant William Paul wish witness
Page xiii - King in contempt of our said Lord the King and his laws to the evil and pernicious example of all others in the like case offending and against the peace of our said Lord the King his crown and dignity...
Page xiv - In contempt of our said Lord the King, in open violation of the laws of this kingdom, to the evil and pernicious example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Page 39 - Jack-in-a-box which we buy for children at a fair : in short, not to weary you, Gentlemen, there was just such a parcel of arms of different sorts and sizes as a man collecting amongst his friends, for his defence against the sudden violence of a riotous multitude, might be expected to have collected : here lay three or four rusty guns of different dimensions, and here and there a bayonet or broad-sword, covered over with dust and rust, so as to be almost undistinguishable...
Page 32 - ... which, on whatever pretext, they may be grounded, are not only contrary to law, but dangerous to the...
Page 140 - ... throats are cut. When such evils happen, they surely are more imputable to the tyranny of the master than to the cruelty of the servant The analogy holds with the French...
Page 138 - ... that mass of property which comes in every country to be litigated in courts of justice there was not even the shadow of security...
Page 138 - Upon almost every cause that came before them interest was openly made with the judges : and woe betided the man who, with a cause to support, had no means of conciliating favour, either by the beauty of a handsome wife or by other methods.
Page x - God, in contempt of our said lord the King and his laws, to the evil and pernicious example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Page 29 - I do most seriously put it to administration, to consider the wisdom of a timely reform. Early reformations are amicable arrangements with a friend in power : late reformations are terms imposed upon a conquered enemy : early reformations are made in cool blood ; late reformations are made under a state of inflammation.