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and if ever any of the lords in the Tower should, and I thought them to be servants belonging to suffer, this nation should feel a bloodier war some of my company, who had followed me on than ever it had done; by which you may see my calling; and as I came into Bell-yard, one his bloody nature. Gentlemen, besides this we of them went faster than I went, and get be. shall prove (according to their custom of sham- fore me, and turned and looked earnestly in my ming) that he has from ume to time pretended face, and I went by him, when a woman standas if Mr. Arnold had done this business hin self, ing in a door about the middle of Bell-yard; or some of his friends, to revive the plot. A with a candle in her hand, I looked in his face, very fine contrivanice indeed! for a person to and that person was the prisoner at the bar; stab hinsell, and cut his own throat, to revive and when his companion or companions came the plot. These things we will make out clearly up to him, I heard them laugh aloud; I took no to you: And I must tell you it is a notorious putice, but went on, and went as far as to that crime, such a fact as has iin precedent : there house. is no remembrance in bistory, that I know of, Mr. Recorder (Sir George Jefferies.) You of such barbarous attempis, except in the knew him before, Mr. Arnold? case of sir Edmundbury Godfrey, who was Mr. Arnold. I did not know him so well be most barbarously murdered by this sort of men. fore as to know bis face. At the kennel at the And this case, gentlemen, differs from that end of Jackanapes Lane, I looking down to find only in this, that there they accomplished their the kennel, a cloak was thrown over my head, villainy upon him: but the providence of God then I found very rough bands upon my shoulsaved Mr. Aruold's life, and I hope to as good glers, and they ran me into Jackanapes-Lane, purpose : For as providence ordered that to just cross the lane, against the opposite wall, confirm the truth of the popish plot; so this and they ran my head so hard I think they broke assassination of Mr. Arnold must convince all it; I drew my sword before, but before I could mankind (not concerned in the plot itself) that use it, I was struck, and immediately upon that
, this damned Popish plot still continues, and one of them struck me; then I apprehended that it is high time for all honest men, as much what it was, but could not turn to make any as in them lies, to endeavour to suppress ir. defence. I received a second blow, and fell
, You, gentlemen, will do your duty in fiuding and the first thing I was sensible of was a very chis man guilty (if the evidence we give satisfies sharp quick thrust in my side, and the point at your consciences that he is so, else God for that thrust ran into my belly; then I recovering bid), and then I doubt not but the court will began to make what defence I could. Wirba do their duty, in putting such an exemplary pu- broad sword I was run through my arm, and dishment upon this villain, that may deler the with a small weapon I was run through in anolike harbarous and bloody attempts for the ther place of my arm. I had several other future.
wounds; one of them set his foot hard upon Mr. Arnold sworn.
my breast, and kept me down, and he was, as
I conceive, run into the leg by one of his com. Mr. Thompson. Pray, Mr. Arnold, give an ac- panions, for I heard him say, 'Damme thou count of this business.
hast spoiled my leg.' They laughed all the Mr. Arnold. My lord, I was ordered by the while, and were exceeding merry. I had then king and council to attend upon them ibe next on a pair of bodice of whalebove, notwithday after this villainy befel me. I was upon the standing which I had four or five wounds in my 16th day of April in my chamber in the after body through them, for they were not proof
, noon, and my lord Chandois and several other but they imagined they were, fiuding their persons caine to any chamber, and one Evans, swords double sometimes, and then said one of one of the messengers belonging to the council, them, Damme, he has armour on, cut his came to give me notice that my hearing (which throat. Immediately one kneeled down, and I was informed was to be at four in the after- gave me several cuts in the lower part of the noon) was ordered to be at ten in the morning, face, and I did what I could to defend myself
, which was the reason I sent my servants out to but they have given me some indelible marks, give uorice of this alteration to my witnesses and characters that will never be obliterated while counsel. And though I had resolved not to stir I live, and I am afraid I shall never be myself out that night, I went out with the company to again, by reason of the bruises in my hear! and the Devil-Cavern, where we were, and staid till breast. By a candle in a window, i conceivein about ten or past; and just as we were break- sir Thomas Baldwin's house, and s'me women ing up, I recollected that I had some business in his yard, gave them the first disturbance
, with Mr. Phillips, who is a couosellor at law, and a boy coming by with a link ibe same time, and lives near the end of Bell-yard. I desired I both saw the face of the prisoner at the bar the company to stay, and I would come to them again, and remembered I saw hia in the lane in a moment. I went to the room where se just before. They then pulled the cloak from veral servants were, and called to soune of them off me, and I seeing the light, and berig ensed of to go with me; For several of my friends and the weight, I strained all my strength and cried neighbours being in town, 1 very often took out, and then some company came in, who are their servants with me, when mine were busy or here to prove it; but seeing me all blood and out of the way. As I went cross Fleet-street, i dirt, they stond gazing on me a time, but at base did see twe men in campaign cluaks follow me, took me up and carried me into twe Sugar-loat,
and from thence I was carried to my lodging, membered by the jury, that they inay see where all the company I left came to me, and a there be no injury done to the prisoner at the surgeon was sent for, who is also here to prove bar, but that right be done on both sides, and his knowledge of the condition he found me in that in every circumstance. And when they went away, they did not steal Mr. Holt. Now, Sir, we will call Mr. Phil. away as other malefactors used to do, but clapt lips, with whom he had this discourse the next their swords close to their bodies, and went day. away laughing aloud; but as they were going, Recorder. Will the prisoner ask him any one of them said these words, · Now, you dog, questions? pray for, or pray again for the soul of Captain Pris. Truly Mr. Arnold knew me in MonEvans, Captain Evans was a Jesuit, and was mouthshire, and knew me as well as any man in executed at Cardiffe for being a priest ; and I
the city. have been informed by several persons of good Recorder. Did you not very well know him? quality, that when the under sheriff came to Arnold. It is very possible I might see him, give him notice that he had a warrant for his and often at assizes and sessions, but not to speedy execution, the said Evans being in a know him ; nor did ever know whether his game at tennis, said ‘God damme, I will play name were Giles, or what it was. Your lord. out my set first.'
ship sees many persons here, and often, and it Recorder. Mr. Arnold, I would koow one' is possible do not know them; he lives I think ibing : Will you undertake to swear positively
a dozen miles from me. that this person was one of the persons who
Pris. That is a wonder; if it please you, stept before you? Will you take it upon your
sir, my wife is a near relation to you, both by oath, that that person, the prisoner at the bar, father and mother, and I have spoken with you went before you?
in your chamber. Mr. Arnold. I will take it upon my oath, as Arnold. It is possible she may, but I do not far as a man can do, for one man, it is possible,
know it. may be like another both by his voice and
Stephen Phillips. his face; I can swear I believe he is the
Mr. Holt. Pray, Mr. Phillips, give an acman, Mr. Thompson. You are satisfied upon the first
count of what discourse you had with. Giles
the day afier the business was done. sight that you had of him in the country, that
Phillips. We went to the tavern, and drank he was the man. Mr. Arnold. Yes, sir, and he can tell you discourse concerning Mr. Arnold; it was about
two or three boules of wine, and we had some that by a very good token, for I had like to eight or nine in the evening the next day, sone have run him through. Recorder. We must not expect that there condition, and how he was burt, and of that
discourse happened concerning bis miserable can be exact and positive proof; for men that commit offences of this impudent nature do not
Recorder. How many was there in comusually call witnesses to be present to see them
? done ; therefore we would come as near as we can to circumstances, whereby a fact of such a
Phillips. One or two more.
Recorder. What house? nature is to be proved. Mr. Arnold, do you believe that the prisoner at the bar was
Phillips. At the Crown tavern in New-street,
in Covent Garden ; and among the rest, Mr. one of the persons that went before you in Bell Yard?
Giles was talking of it, and said be, • God
• damn him, God rot him, he had armour on;' Mr. Arnold. Upon my conscience I do be
the word was, . God damn him,' or, . God rot lieve he was the man.
him, he bad armour on, they say.' Recorder. What o'clock was it?
Mr. Holt. What time of night was that ? Mr. Arnold. About 11 o'clock, or between 10 and 11.
Phillips. As near as I can remember, it was Recorder. When the link came there, was
about eight or nine the next day in the evening.
Mr. Thomson. The very words that Arnold there three ? And do you believe by the light
swears when they went to cut his throat. you had by the link, that that was one of
Pris. My lord, if you please, there was Mr. the persons that were there?
Arnold. I saw his face and habit, and be. Phillips and another; and I spake vothing but lieve he was.
what I heard as news, that they had killed him
if he had not bad annour on. Recorder. What habit bad be on?
Recorder. For that matter, Mr. Giles, you Arnold. He had a grey cloak, a campaign shall have your time, and you may call up other cloak, and a coat, I think, lined with red. It witnesses, but the gentleman positively swears is impossible to give an account of every par. ticular under those circumstances I was in.
you said these words; and if so, I will assure Recorder. It is not to be expected that a
you it does not look as if you were a-kin to man under your circumstances should be extra
him, or your wife either. ordinary precise in circumstances"; therefore
Walter Watkins. it is asked you, that according to the best of Mr. Holt. Mr. Watkins, what did you hear your apprehension, you might acquaint the court that Giles should say in Gloucestershire about with those circumstances that may be re- this business? VOL, VII,
Mr. Thomson. What said he about this busi- Recorder. There was the apprentice, but he ness of Mr. Arnold ?
does not know his name, and Darcy and Giles Watkins. My lord, all I can say is this : 1 and his wife. being at the stating some accounts between Mr.
William Richmond. John Giles ant Mr. Richmond, I asked Mr. Giles for some horsehair to make a Mr. Holt. What did you hear Giles say fishing line: Mr. Giles replied, That he about the rapier ? had left very good hair for me
at a farrier's
W. Richmond. He asked me in the afternoon in Gloucester; for he and Mr. Herbert before Mr. Arnold was hurt, where he might Jones made such haste through the town buy a very good rapier : I told him I could of Gloucester, that they did not call for the not tell. He then bad a good back-sword in horsehair. I asked Mr. Giles what was the the house. occasion of his haste? said he, for sear we Mr. Gibbs. Tell the court what acquaintance should be stopped in our journey, as suspected Giles had with Father Lewis the Jesuit, since to be concerned in Mr. Arnold's business. executed. Recorder. What time was that ?
W. Richmond. My lord, he told me he would Il'atkins. About the 5th of May.
go to the executioner, and persuade him not to
execute Mr. Lewis, but I had the executioner George Richmond.
locked up, and I would not suffer him ; but I Mr. Holt. Mr. Richmond, what can you did see him very active at the execution, dipsay concerning this thing?
ping cloths in Lewis's blood. Richmond. I desired Mr. Giles to meet me, Mr. Thompson. What do you say as to bis that we might even our accounts; and upon coming to his lodging ? the 5th of May last he met me, and I desired W. Richmond. We went to several places Mr. Watkins to be present as a witness. that day, and at eight or nine, or between eight Recorder. Where was it?
and nine, we came to the King's-Arms in St. Richmond. At Uske. And as
Martin's Lane, and I left him at the kitchen making up the account, said Mr. Watkins to fire, and went up into the chamber and drank Mr. Giles, Where is the horsehair you promi- a considerable quantity of drink; and as near sed me to make fishing-lines ? Giles replied, as I can guess, it was between twelve and one He ieft very good horsehair at a farrier's in o'clock before he came to his bed, for after Gloucester : and he asked him, Why he left I was going to bed, about one o'clock I heard it? He said, He made haste for fear of being John Giles come up the stairs, and bid me taken and stopped for Mr. Arnold's business. good night; he called at my door just as I I cannot say whether be called him esq. was pulling off my breeches to go into bed. Arnold, or Mr. Arnold, or what; he seldom Recorder. What time was this? used to give him so good words.
IV. Richmond. As near as I can gues, it was
between twelve and one, or very near one. Waller Powel.
Recorder. At what house was it? Mr. Holt. What do you know concerning W. Richmond. The King's-Arms in St. MarGiles his being at the cutler's ?
tin's-Lane. Powel. If it please you, sir, I was at ibe cut- Recorder. What did you say when the maid ler's.
was inaking the bed ? Recorder. Name the time wben and the W. Richmond. I asked her who it was for? place where.
And she said, for a man that was not willing to Powel. The 5th of May, at a place called lie with any body. Uske iu Monmouthshire, Mr. Giles and I, we Recorder. What time did you come to the came there ; and Mr. Giles asked Peter Darcy, house? Whether he would mend him that sword or no? W. Richmond. About nine. But Mr. Darcy had some business that he could Recorder. Did you stay in that house till not get time to mend it that morning, but that time? would do it in the aftornoon. Says Darcy, W. Richmond. I lay in the house, sir. Where have you been ? you have been hot at Recorder. You were not out of the house the it. What, have you been fighting with the while? devil ? No, said he, with damned Arnold. W. Richmond. No, sir, I was not out of it.
Recorder. What did you say when the cutler Recorder. And you are sure that you did asked him, whether he had been fighting with not see him again till he came to your door the devil? And he said again, No, not with going to bed ? the devil, but with damned Arnold ?
W. Richmond. Yes, sir. Powel. Peter Darcy said he must not speak Recorder. What time was that? such words; and Giles's wife plucked him
W. Richmond. Nigh one. by the coat, and bid him hold his tongue. Mr. Thompson. You see the contradiction Mr. Darnal. Who was by?
between this, and what this fellow says upon Powel. There was one Peter Darcy.
his examination ; where he says he was a-bed Mr. Darnal, Was one Jobn Jones there? at nine o'clock.
Powel. I think there was another indeed Recorder. Where did you go at that time? by, the apprenxice.
Richmond. We went to Long Lane, to one Philpot's, and she told us her husband was must take notice of this; that upon his examigone to exercise at the next church ; I do not nation he says, he came home by nine ; which koow the church's naine, and there we went and is before the thing was done: But by proof he looked upon the soldiers, but did not see him ; did not come in till twelve, which was after the we came back to his house again, and the gen- thing was done. tlewoman gave us a tankard of beer or ale. Holt. We will give you now, gentlemen, an And after that we went back, and we had a account of this man's principles. mind to make sport with a country-fellow we Recorder. This is the business: Richmond had with us, and went into Whetstone's-Park, says, they came together to their lodging before from thence we went to the Helmet in Drury- night, but he left him at the kitchen fire, and Lane.
went into another room to drink with some Recorder. You went to Whetstone's Park, company; and this Mr. Richmond says, his and what did you spend there?
bed was not made till twelve o'clock, and that W. Richmond. Six pence, and he paid it. he himself went to bed about one of the clock, Recorder. Whither did you go from thence? and that he heard the prisoner at the bar, while W. Richmond. Inco Drury-lane.
be was pulling off his breeches, call to bim, and Recorder. How long did you stay in Drury- therefore he took notice of that as a circumlane?
stance, that he does particularly remember he W. Richmond. It was not long, sir, about an did not go to bed till that time; and he says hour.
he did not stir from that place after nine o'clock. Recorder. Where after that?
Mr. Thompson. There is a contradiction in W. Richmond. From thence to the Peacock, that. and staid till eight or nine.
Recorder. There is no contradiction : The Recorder. Who did you meet withal between other witness says, that he came along with your going from the Helmet in Drury-lane to bim at nine o'clock. the Peacock?
Mr. Thompson. I will tell you where this is a W. Richmond. We met with one Powel contradiction. and another, and one Elizabeth Edwards. Att. Gen. He says he came to the house
Recorder. What did you drink there? at nine o'clock, but he caine not to bed till after
W. Richmond. We did drink both ale and one. brandy.
Recorder. The evidence does nut go so far: Recorder. Well said: How long did you stay Richmond says they came to the King's-Arms, there?
and left him in the kitchen at nine o'clock, and W. Richmond. We staid there a pretty while, he went into his chamber and staid up till one, an hour or more, or two hours.
and all that time he did not come to bed. Recorder. What time of night was it that Mr. Thompson. So far it lies upon him to you went from thence?
give an account where he was between nine W. Richmond. About eight or nine.
and twelve. Recorder. And then you went to your lodgings?
Bridges. W. Richmond. Yes.
Mr. Holt. Heark you, sir, bave you had any Recorder. Did you drink at the King's-arins ? discourse with Giles concerning the Plot, and W. Richmond. No, we drank not all together. concerning the lords in the Tower? And what
Recorder. And there you staid till twelve or did he say to you? one o'clock.
Mr. Bridges. I had some discourse with him W. Richmond. Yes.
concerning the papists; he that said that it was Recorder. But can you remember, as near the best religion, and those that were not of as you can guess, what time was it you saw this that religion should be damned: 1 alledged maid making of the bed?
against him, and told him the contrary : I W. Richmond. I cannot say positively, but thought not. Can it be such a religion, said I, I judge it was about twelve o'clock.
that will act such things against the king and Mr. Thompson. As to that circumstance of the government? Says he, if any says there is his coming home at twelve at oight, desire Mr. such a plot against the king or the government, Arnold to give an account of his examination he is a rogue and a thief, what time of night he came to his lodging. Mr. Holt. What did he say of the lords in:
Mr. Holt. Do you believe that is John Giles's the Tower? hand?
Bridges. Nothing more. Recorder. That is a copy.
Giles. How long ago was this? Recorder. He did conless it before a justice Recorder. When was this? of the peace, that he was at his lodging at ten Bridges. This was, my lord, about a twelveo'clock: This I heard him say, and I believe month ago. he won't deny it; and I beard him own this Mr. Thompson. Did he speak any thing to examination, my man will prove it.
you further concerning the Plot? Giles. Deny it? Yes, I will deny it, there Bridges. Not further. was no such word said : I did say, Mr. Arnold, Giles. My lord, I beseech
I I went to bed then.
Do you hear, sir, were not these Att. Gen. (Sir Creswel Levinz.) The jury the words that I said when you charged me to
to this man.
be a papist, that I knew of no popish plot, and Recorder. What day did you say? they ihat said I was a papist, or knew any thing Reynold. The second day of May. of the Ploi, were rogues or whores or worse? Ricorder. He did discourse the 5th day of
Bridges. You said thus, that the papists were May at Uske, I would fain know wben be came tbe test religion, and that thuse that were not through Gloucester. of ihal religion were damned.
Mr. Thompson. What did be say about Mr. Giles. Ilave not you been a papist, sir? Arnold? Bridges I am not now.
Reynold. He thought that he wounded him. Gilrs. Will you say that I am a papist ? self. Says his wife, how could he wound him
Bridges. I say you defended it so much, I self in his arms ? Said he, it was himself, or thought you were. Sivid I, I wonder, it being some of his friends. such a good religion, that they would offer to Recorder. Or some of his relations. act such a ihing against the king and govern. Reynold. Some of his friends. Said he, he that says this Plot is acted,
Mr. Hobbs. by the papists, is a rogue and a thief. Giles. Tlow long ago is this?
Mr. Thompson. Mr. Hobbs, Pray tell how Bridges. A livelve-month ago; you remem- you found Mr. Arnold when he was wouoded. her it well enough; you remember when you Hobbs. I found Mr. Arnold bleeding. sent for ine to the George.
Mr. Thompson. Tell what wounds they were. Walter Moor.
Hobbs. Two in his arm, two others upon the Mr. Holt. What discourse have you had with face, another upon the throat, which bled very
much; another two upon the breast, and one bim concerning the Plot?
in the belly. Mr. Thompson. What has he said about it? Moor. He said, if the lords in the Tower
Mr. Thompson. What depth might that be? were executed, there would be a greater war
Hobbs. Two inches and a half long. than erer was in England, and swore that if
Mr. Thompson. Where else?
Hobbs. There was another upon his breast. these lords were put to death, it would cost
Mr. Thompson. What depth? more blood than ever was spilt. And I asked him again, why they should not be put to death
Hobbs. They were not very deep, but there it they should deserve it? For if a poor man
was one upon the belly six inches and an balf; had done such a fault, he would be hanged out
there were two through his arm, and a wound
and several bruises in bis head. of the way presently. He said again, they did not deserve it, for there was no plot at all.
Mr. Thompson. This is likely to be a fire Giles. Pray, sir, who was with you when you likely as that sir Edmundbury Godfrey put his
contrivance, that he should do it himself, as say I said these words? Mour. I was at George Taylor's house.
own sword through his own body after his neck Giles. Did not you say that George Taylor
was broke. (A great shout given.] discoursed this with
Lord Mayor. Do you believe a man could
wound himself so ? Mr. Thompson. Is this the man that spake it,
Hobbs. No, sir. upon your oath? Moor. Yes, this was the man.
Recorder. "I believe a man could do it, but I Giles. What did Taylor say to you? Do you
believe a man would not do it himself. think, iny lord, I would say such a thing to such Fisteen or sixteen witnesses more for the a man as this is ?
king, that were attending in the court, were not Recorder. Do you hear, Mr. Giles, for that examined, the court being in some haste and matter is not the question; the mau has sworn the king's counsel not pressing to bave them it; except the jury know of their own know- examined, there being so full evidence : nor ledge that the man is perjured, he is not so as was there one word replied to the prisoner's wit.
Desses, they being all either frivolous or conMoor. It is the first time that I ever took an tradictory. oath. Mr. Reynold.
Mr. Darnal. May it please your lordship,
and you gentlemen of the jury, I am of counsel Mr. Holt. Mr. Reynold, What have you for Giles, the prisoner at the bar, and I must heard Giles say concerning Mr. Arnold ? needs say there has been a strong evidence given
Reynold. Sir, I was in company with John against him ; and if I were sore he was conGiles and another, and we had discourse con- cerned in this barbarous attempt upnu Mr. cerning one Arnold, and John Giles said- Arnold, I would not open my mouth in this Recorder. What was that?
cause : but if my brief be true, I make co quesReynold. I being in company with him, we cion but to satisfy your lordship and the jury, fell in discourse about Justice Arpold, how he nay and Mr. Arnold himself, tlnt lie had no was wounded.
hand in this bloody action. Recorder. Where was it?
And first, my lord, in answer to the eviReynold. In Monmouthshire, it Langoone, dence that liath been giverr, there have been the second day of May: John Giles anstrered sworn among others, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Phil: us, that he could not see but he troanded hiin. lips, and one Powel. First, as to Phillips's self,
evidence, or what passed in discourse at the