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WHOLE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRIAL OF INDICTMENT AGAINST THOMAS WALKER (AND OTHERS) FOR A CONSPIRACY TO OVERTHROW THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT, AND TO AID AND ASSIST THE...

Gurney, Joseph (Compiler); Walker, Thomas (Editor)


Item #: 61013

Pages: 124 pp.
Published: Philadelphia; Printed for Samuel Harrison Smith; 1794. Reprinted in 2007.

Subjects: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM

"Leaders of the Constitutional Society (Manchester, England)were charged with conspiracy against the government andlibel of the King. The Crown's evidence was so clearlyperjured that the jury immediately gave their verdict of notguilty on the conspiracy charge, the charges of seditiouslibel were dropped, and the prosecution's chief witness wascommitted for perjury." - Morris Cohen, Bibliography ofEarly American Law (12222). One of Erskine's most famouscross examinations, in which he demolished the principalwitness for the Crown, saving his client from the charge oftreason. Well-reported by Joseph Gurney, with Erskine'slengthy jury address also provided verbatim.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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