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for the assisting in carrying sir Edmundbury it was done. Mr. Ordinary then told him, be Godfrey, after be was murdered, into a room would deceive himself if he thought that any in Soinerset-house: lle said, He could not say absolution, or any indulgence, of either priest he bad never been in the rooip Mr. Praunce or pope, could save him, without true respoke of, for he believed, one tiine or other, pentance. He said, he did not believe any that he had been in all the rooms of the honse; such thing. Mr. Ordinary perceiving that this but that, to the best of his remembrance, he discourse did but disorder him, and had put bad never carried, in all bis life, a two-penny him out of that composure and calmness he weigbt into that room; but did acknowledge was in before, gave it over, and went to prayers, God's justice in his death, for changing his re- till the sheriff sent to him, to come away to ligion for interest sake. Hearing him thus po- execution. When we were coming out of his surely to deny the fact, considering Dr. Lloyd prison-chamber, Mr. Ordinary asked him, if he had been with him two or three days before, I should go along with him to his execution : did not further press bin, because I came to Mr. Berry begged heartily that he would not, hun only for to assist him in prayer : And but desired ine to go along with him : Mr. therefore, after this little discourse, we went to Ordinary said, It was his place, and he would prayers again, and before we had done, the go. We both went, and got into the cart to Ordinary of Newgate came in, to whom I hiin, at the place of execution : When he had gave place.
prayed by himself a good while, Mr. Ordinary He begun to tell Mr. Berry, that he had desired him to confess to the people bis crime, found bin of a more ingenuous temper than which was seconded by others that stood by, the rest were ; and wondered who had been saying, There was no repentance without public tampering with hiin, to make him persist in the confession. Mr. Berry, being thus pressed denial of the inurder, which if he would have again, he declared (otherwise I believe he confessed, ibere was once hopes of a pardon; would not have said any thing, but have gone but if be would at last confess it, he would en- out of the world without speaking one word of dearur what he could to have hiin saved: And his innocency, or the murder; for he seemed told him also, that it was no argument, that to be, both before and after, when pressed others bad foolishly thrown away their lives, again to confess, to be averse to it) he was as chat therefore he must do so too: therefore, says innocent as the child that is new born. PreMr. Ordinary, come tell me what is truth. Mr. sently the sheriff stopped him from saying any Berry answered, You have been very pressing thing more, and told him, he was not to suffer upon me; I cannot tell what you niean (aod bim there to defame an honourable court, but shewed his averseness again to speak of the if he had any other thing to say, he might: murder.) I mean, says Mr. Ordinary, that He answered, he did not blame either judge or tbou wouldst tell me what is truth; and prithee jury, (and had before at first prayed, as for the come tell me what is truth? Truth, says Berry, king and queen and church, so for the magisis not to tell a lye; not to speak that a mantrates, that God would protect them in their does not know; and this is truth. Well, says duty), but for his accusers, he must say they Mr. Ordinary, come tell me what thou knowest had done him wrong, for he was not guilty of of the murder, and do not damn thyself. that for which he suffered ; but he prayed God Says Mr. Berry, But I think you would have to forgive them, and that his death inight be me, by your thus pressing of me; for I did the last innocent blood that might be shed in not know any thing of it, for a fortnight after the land; and prayed that his might never cry
for judgment. After which, Mr. Ordinary truth ; and that he was very sensible of, and prayed for him, which was very uneasy to him, Sorry for what he had done ; upon which the and he desired bim not to do it. Then he deCourt desired God to continue him so.
sired me to pray for him; after which, I did The Sentence passed, the keeper of the not hear him say any thing, but left him praying: Gatetiouse was ordered to take back his pri. And when the cart was drawing from under soner, wbich he accordingly did, conveying bim, he lifted up his hands towards heaven, and him to the Gatehouse prison, where he now said, “ As I an innocent, so receive my soul, (June 15, 1686), remains in custody.
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248. The 'Trial of Mr. SAMUEL ATKINS, at the King's-Bench, for
being accessary to the Murder of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey :
31 CHARLES II. A. D. 1679. On Saturday the 81h of February, 1679, Mr. aforesaid sir Edmundbury Godfrey, in manner Samuel Atkins was brought from Newgate to and form aforesaid, feloniously, voluntarily, and the bar of the Court of king's-Bench at West-of bis malice aforethought, io kill and murder; minster, to be arraigned as accessary to the and so they the said Robert Green, Henry Berry, murder of sir Edmundbury Goulrey, wisich was Lawrence Hill, Girald, Dominick Kelly done in this manner :
and Philibert Verwatt, in manner and form Clerk of the Crown. Samuel Atkins, bold up avort said, the aforesaid sir Edmundbury Godthy hand (which he did). Thou standest indicted frey, feloniously, wifully, and of their malice by the name of Saniueí Atkins, late of the pa- atorethought, diú kill and murder, against the rish of St. Mary le Strand, in the county of peace of our sovereign lord the king, his crown Middlesex, gent. for that whereas on the more and dignity. And that thou the said Samuel row of the Purification of the blessed Virgin Atkins, at or upon the said 12th day of OctoMary, before our sovereign lord the king, at ber, and divers days and times before, the said Westminster, by the oath of twelve jurois, good Robert Green, Henry Berry, Lawrence Hill, and lawful men of the said county, tried, sworn, -Giralu, Dominick Kelly, and Philibert Ver. and charged to enquire for our soverein lord natı, the felony and murder aforesaid, at the pathe king, and the body of the said couniy, korish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, to combert Green, late of the parish aforesau, in ibe mit seloniously, wifully, and of thy Ralice aforecounty aforesaid, labourer; Henry Berry, late thought, didsi comu and, couusel and abet; and of the same parish and county, labourer; Law- knowing the said Robert Green, Henry Berry, rence Hill, late of the same parish and county,
Lawrence Hill, Girald, Dominick Kelly, labourer; Girald, late of the same parish and Philibert Vernatt, the felony and murder and county, clerk; Dominick Kelly, late of the aforesaid, in manner and form aforesaid, felonisaine parish and county, clerk; and Philibert ously to liave done and committed, at or upon the - Vernait
, late of the same parish and county, la. said 12th day of October, and divers days and Lourer; are indicted, for that they not having times aster, at the parish aforesaid, in the county the fear of God before their eyes, but being aforesaid, felonicusly the said Robert Greeni, moved and seduced by the instigation of the Heory Berry, Lawrence III, Girald, Do. devil, the 1211 day of October, in the soth minick Kelly, and Philibert Verratt, didst haryear of the reign of our sovereign lord bour, comfort, and maintain, against the peace Charles 2, by the grace of God, of England, of our sovereign lord the king, his crown and Scotland, France, and Ireland, king, defender dignity. Ilow sayest thou, Suniuel Atkins, art of the faith, &c. at the parish of St. Mary le thou Guilty as accessary to the said felony and Strand aforesaid, in the county of Miadiesex murder niereof thou standest indicted, and hast aforesaid, in and upon sir Ecimundbury Godfey, been no arraigned, or Not Guilty? knt, in the peace of God, and of our said sove. S. Atkins. Not Guilty. reign lord the king, then and there being, felo. Cl. of the Cr. Culprić, how wilt thou be niously, voluntarily, and of their malice afore- tried-S. Atkins. Ly God and my country. thought, did make an assault; and that he che Cl. of the Cr. God send thce a good deliaforesaid Robert Green, a certain linen hand. vcrarce. kerelief, of the value of sixpence, about the S. Atkins, My lord, I do hunably desire, that neck of ihe said sir Edmundbury Godfrey, then the several examinations taken concerning this and there feloniously, roluntarily, and of his business, may at my trial be brought into the malice aforethought, did fold and fasten; and Court. that be the said Robert Green, with the hand- L. C. J. (Sir William Scroggs ) This is to be kerchief aforesaid, by hin the suid Robert left to Mr. Attorney to do in it as he pleaseth; Green on and about the neck of the said sir | fur he is to take care of the king's evidence. Edmundbury Godfrey, in manner and forin S. Atkins. I only desire, my lord, that they aforesaid folded and fastened, then and there may be brought in. Mr. Recorder had some of him the said sir Edmundbury Godfrey did choak then taken before liim. and strangle; of which said choaking and Recorder (Sir George Jefferies.) To satisfy strangling of him, the said sir Edmundbury God- this gentleman, my lord, whatever exanıinations frey in manner and form aforesaid, he the said were taken before me shall be brought. sir Edmundbury Godfrey then and there in- L. C. J. Wby, Mr, Atkins, do you know nostantly died; and that the said Henry Berry, thing of this business, that you are so willing to Lawrence Hill, Girald, Dominick Kelly, have all the evidence brought in against you ? and Pbilibert Vernatt, thep and there felonious- Atkins. My lord, I know nothing of it at all, ly, voluntarily, and of their malice aforethought, L. C. J. Are you a papist, Mr. Atkins? were present, aiding, abetting, comforting, and S. Alkins, No, my Lord, I am not, najatalning the aforesaid Robert Green, the L. C. J. Were you never one ?
la you hare so many wit
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is, we cannot do it, you Tradedi le tried at the sa.
ng as it to it? in uree weeks Lord,
inted will be too long, but thoshall be bailed.
, n Lord; I think I Ne bis was here calling
ma'm, rom them.
by Lori, lalu a ni'ress on ******, and callin it nzima bence.
La, tais a captain of one als alcasions will indir*day, and this is the case of
s; and so bring liv hitatieg to Capian Richard
les sent from the bar, and
i on tbe morrow; Cistet lis urial proceeded thus : kurwy 11, 1679. nie, maar proclamation.
iyone can inform our z wia kingi serjeant at
S. Atkins. No, I never was one, nor I hope law, the king's Attorney General, or this inquest nerer sliali be. When is it that your lordship now to be taken of Samuel Atkins the prisoner pleaseth to have me tried, for I have lain these at the bar, his being accessary to the felony and silleen weeks in prison, and do earnestly desire murder whereof Robert Green, Henry Berry, ny trial,
Lawrence Hill, and others stand indicted, and 'LC. J. You shall be fried as soon as we can as accessary of which said felony and murder wben Mr, Attorney thinketh fit. We must try the said Samuel Atkins stands indicted, and ibe others on Monday, and if there be time bath been arraigaed, let them come forth, and afterwards you may be tried then: bowever, they shall be beard, for now the prisoner stands eaptain Richardson shall have a rule to bring at the bar upon bis deliverance. fca up then.
Alt. Gen. (Sir William Jones,) My Lord, I s. Atkins. I humbly thank your lordship. must inform your lordship, that there is another
Indictment against Mr. Atkins as principal, Then be was carried back by the keeper, and
which was preferred heretofore, but we bave accordingly on Monday following he was brought
since thought fit to prefer another as accessary. ap; and after the trials of Green, Berry, and
Now to discharge him of the first, I desire le Hill, were over he was sent to the bar.
may be arraigned on that before bis trial. February 10, 1679.
Cl. of the Cr, I did so intend to do, Mr. AlL.C. J. Mr. Atkins, have you any bail ready? (which he did). Thou slandest indicted by the
torney. Samuel Atkins, hold up thy hand, S. Atkins. No, my Lord, I am prepared for
name of Samuel Atkins, late of the parish of: my trial, if your lordslip pleaseth, but not with
St. Clements Danes, in the county of MiddleL. C. J. Ay, but, Mr. Atkins, it is the latter
sex, gentleman, for that thou, ingether with end of tbe term, and many people's livelihoods
-- iieich, and--Le Faire, of the said parisi lie at stake. We cannot lay aside all business
and county, gentlemen, not having the fear of for yours.
God before your eyes, but being moved and se
duced by the instigation of the devil, the twelfth S. Atkins. Aly Lord, my life lies at stake, and I hare been under severe imprisonment a
day of October, in the thirtieth year of the reign
of our sovercigo Lord Charles 2, by the grace hoog time. I humbly pray I may be tried; besites, I have many witnesses, who have remain King, defender of the faith, &c. with force and
of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland ed in town on purpose to give evidence for me
arins at the parishi aforesaid, in the county ever since the last term. I hope niy trial will aforesaid, in and upon sir Eduundbury Godfrey, . Dut take up much time. Justice Dolben. If you have so many wit.
knight, in the peace of God and of our said sonesses, it cannot be soon over.
vereigo lord the king, then and ihere being feS. Athins. I have many ready, but hope I
Toniously, wilfully, i did of your nialice aforeshall have occasion to use only a fewv.
tłougit, did make an assault, and that thou
the said Samuel Atkins, a certain linen cravat, L. C. J. Mr. Atkins, we cannot do it, you
of the value of one penny, about the neck of must be content; you shall be tried at the ses.
the said sir E. Godliey then and there felonisons. Pray bow long is it to it? Recorder. It is about three wecks Lord.
onsly, wilfully and of iby malice atorethought, L. C. J. That indeed will be too long, but
didst fold and fasten, and that thou the said
Santuel Allins with the said cravat, so by thec in the mean time you shall be bailed.
the said Samuel Atkins abont the neck of the S. Atkins. I submit, my Lord; I think I have bail here. [1r. Atkins was here calling said, then and there the said sir E: Godliey, fe
said sir E. Godfrey fastened and folded as aforehis bail.] L. C. J. Come ihen, namethem.
loniously, wilfully, and of thy malice aforeCaptain Lloyd. My Lord, I am a witness on
thought, didst choke and strangle; of which said behalf of this geneem in, and cannot possibly choking and strangling of the said sir E. Godbe in England a fortnight hence.
frey by thee the said S..muel Atkins, in manner S. ilkins. My Lord, this is a captain of one
and form aforesaid done and committed, the
said sir E. Godirey, in the parish aforessid, in of the king's ships, and his occasions will indispensitly call bin away, and this is the case of the county aforesaii, instantly died, and that
the aforesaid Welch, Le Faire, feseveral others of my witnesses. I. C. J. Well, I do not know; if it be so,
koniously, wilfully, of their malice aforethought, you shall be tried to-morrow; and so bring hini
were then and there present, aiding, assisting, up very early, [Speaking to Capiain Richard alettiny, comforting and maintainnig thee the son.)
said Samuel Atkilis, the felony ani murder
aforesaid, in manner and form voresaid, to do And so Mr. Atkins went from the bar, and and commit. And that so thon the said Samuel was brought up thither again on the morrow; | Atkins, with the aforesaid Welch and being Tuesday, when bis trial proceeded thus : Le l'aire, the said twelfth day of October February 11, 1679.
at the parish aforesaid, in the countv aforesaid,
the said sir E. Godfrey, feloniously, wilfully, Cl. of the Cr. Crier, make proclamation. and of your malice aforethought, did kill and
Crier. ( Yes! 1; any one can inform our murder, against the peace of our sovereign lord sorereign lord the king, the king's serjeant at the king, his crown and dignity. How sayest
930er, and that after the stare cu are connected, 42.4, mort, ad maiotain the bath pleaded Not nebo guky, we doubt not
is iglese your lordship, and
to JT, Mr. Atkins the
not indictmeots; the cui pal in this murder, * *cte do evidence, for that ere bad that foil and plain 2* te bare of this fact by
1: Prapace. And I must :: Atkins, that he hath ** taterer Mr. Prunce Fifor I assure you, without sutrustances, probabilities,
iu de might have gone in ang acounted a principal in EVA, Dylord, that matter dşaaly discovered by Mr. rer, that no man may bear a zza be ceserves, we acquit him
200 nos charge bim only aus that you will find the s might give us just cause
thou, Samuel Atkins, art thou guilty of the fe-, found him guilty; if you find him not guilty, lony and murder whereof thou standest indicted nor that he did fly for it, say so aud no inore, aná hast been now arraigned, or, not Guilty ? and hear your
evidence. S. Atkins. Not Guilty.
Att. Gen. My lord, I am informed by Mr. Cl. of Cr. Culprit, how wilt thou be tried ? Ward of the Crown-office, the prosecutor's S. Atkins. By God and iny country.
clerk, that they have not sued forth a venire Cl. of Cr. God send thee a good deliver facias upon this indictment as principal; and
Samuel Atkins, hold up thy band therefore the jury cannot inquire of that at all, (which he did). Those men that you shall bear but must be discharged of it. Our writ is only called and shall personally appear, are to pass for the Indictment for being accessary. between our sovereign lord the king, and you, Cl. of Cr. If you inake the writ. de quibusupon the trial of your life and your death. Ifdam feloniis et accessariis,' and seal it a-new therefore you will challenge them, or any of (which may be done presently, the seal being them, your time is to speak unto them as they it the hall), it will do for both. come to the book to be sworn, and before they
L. C. Í. Do so, then Mr. Ward, that both be sworn. Call the jury, Crier, and make an may be dispatchesi. [Which was done accord
ingly. ] Crier. () yes! You good men that are im- Cl. of Cr. Samuel Atkins, hold up thy hand pannelled to inquire between our sovereign again (which he did). You of the jury, look lord the king and Samuel Atkins the prisoner upon the prisoner, and hearken to his cause. at the bar, answer to your names.
You shall further understand, that he stands Cl. of Cr. Sir John Cutler.
indicted by the name of Samuel Atkins, late Crier. Vous avez. Sir John Cutler, look upon of the parish of St. Mary le Strand, &c. (prout the prisoner. You shall well and truly try, and in the first indictment mutatis mutandis ) against true deliverance make between our sovereign the peace of our sovereign lord the king, his lord the king and the prisoner at the bar, whom crown and dignity. Upon this indictment he you shall have in your charge, and a true ver- bath been arraigned, and thereupon pleaded dict give according to your evidence. So help Not Guilty, and for his trial hatb put bimself you God. And so the rest were sworn. The upon God and bis country, which country you names of the twelve were these : Sir John Cut-are. Your charge is to inquire whether he be ler, Michael Arnold, James Partridge, Thomas guilty of this felony as accessary to the said Cassee, Thomas Gostwick, John Wells, Am. Robert Green, &c. or not guilty. If you find brose Arnold, Rainsford Waterhouse, John him guilty, &c. (sicut antea.) Crier make proSearle, Richard Pagett, William Waite, Ar- clamation. thur Blyth.
Crier. O yes! If any man will give evidence Cl. of Cr. Crier, count these. Sir John on behalf of our sovereign lord the king against Cutier.
Samuel Atkins, the prisoner at the bar, let Crier. One, &c.
thein come forth, and they shall be heard, for Cl. of Cr. Arthur Blyth.
the prisoner stands at the bar upon his deliCrier. Twelve good men and true, stand to- verance; and all others that are bound by regether and hear your evidence; you that are cognizance to give evidence against the prisoner sworn hearken to the record, you that are not at the bar, let them come forth and give sworn stand down,
their evidence, or else they forfeit their recog-. Cl. of Cr. Samuel Atkins, hold up thy hand nizance. (which he did). You that are sworn, look Serjeant Stringer. May it please your lordupon
the prisoner, and hearken to bis cause. ship, and you gentlemen of the jury, Samuel You shall understand that he stands indicted Atkins the prisoner at the bar stands indicted by the name of Samuel Atkins, late of the here of two facts by two indictments; the one parish of St. Clement Dane in the county of as principal in this murder, the other as accesMiddlesex, gentleman; for that he, togeiber sary. The first of which we shall lay aside, with Welsh, Le Faire, &c. (prout in and of his being the murderer give no evidence; the second indictment mutatis mutandis) against and so, gentlemen, you must find him not guilthe peace of our sovereign lord the king, bisty of that. But as to the indictment as accescrown and dignity. Upon this Indictment he sary, that sets forth, that whereas Robert hath been arraigned, and thereunto hath plead-Green, Henry Berry, Lawrence Hill, and ed Not Guilty, and for his trial doth put him-others, on the 12th of October last, at the paself
upon God and the country, which country rish of St. Mary le Strand, in your county, did you are. Your charge is to enquire whether he make an assault on the person of sir Edinundbe guilty of this felony and murder whereof he bury Godirey, and that Robert Green did stanris indicted, or no! guilty. If you find him throw about the neck of sir Edmundbury a guilty, you are to inquire what goods and chat linen handkerchief, and twisted and folded it tels, lands or tenements he had at the time of about his neck, by which twisting and folding the felony and murder committed, or at any the said Green aid strangle the said sir Edtime since. If you find him not guilty, you inundbury, of which strangling he instantly are to inquire whether he did fly for the same; died : and we say, gentlemen, that the priand if you find that he fled for it, you are to soner at the bar is indicted as one that was inquire of his goods and chattels, as if you had privy, knowing, consulting, and abetting to the
Bestell make it out, that Mr. one to a gentleman of his 12 W. Charles Atkins (who I ao fim, but whether he was, Eerial, and to him he did spoedings of sir E. Godfrey, an active, and that he was * permitted to live; for if he site very prejudicial to some he L. And at tbe same time he
I think one 2, abg had been with that & Ward tbe fleet, whether he de souls there; and finding FIRE DETson, he desired Mr. bed for tim, and send him z roda emplos him; and afterved as Mr. Atkins, that he had
Albins is the prisoner. It
stich Wr. Atkins? To the pri
Mr. Charles Atkins, who is tapained to Charles of sir mang after the courage and its, and ordered Charles to ce ed afterwards Child, as he her; and when lie came back i vi Charles Atkins, desiring eta in the killing of a man,
***** Dezt teward to him so
Fat the discourse precedent a ti je to shex to your lordship * damun, the thing should be ne paste that design, and beara
ne pensionit, and knew of it; para bli Bedlow, when he saw
priner Samuel At
commission of this murder, and that after the the body after it was murdered, which hapmurder committed (for the acts are connected) pened, as was proved to you yesterday, on the he did receive, harbour, comfort, and maintain 12th of October last, found it removed froin the murderers. To this he hath pleaded Not the place where by the testimony of Mr. Guilty. If we prove bim guilty, we doubt not Praunce he was first carried, into another you will find him so.
room, and there by the help of a dark lanthorn Att. Gen. May it please your lordship, and several people then in the room saw him : you gentlemen of this jury, Mr. Atkins the Amongst whom, I say, Mr. Bedlow was one; prisoner is indicted upon two indictments ; the and Mr. Praunce speaks to the same matter, one is for being a principal in this murder, and this was on the Monday night following but upon that we can give no evidence, for that and I think we have a sufficient proof that Mr. was preferred before we had that full and plain Samuel Atkins was one in the room, that did evidence, which now we have of this fact by see the body, and was consulting with them the testimony of Mr. Praunce. And I must how to dispose of it: For we have this proof say thus much to Mr. Atkins, that he hath against him. Bedlow finding a young man cause to bless God, that erer Mr. Praunce there, whom he did not know, he went up to made this discovery; for I assure you, without him, desiring to know his name; he tells him chat,there are those circumstances, probabilities, who he was, one Atkins, and describes bimand presumptions, that he might have gone in self by a particular circumstance to whom he great danger of being accounted a principal in had relation, and Mr. Bedlow will tell you so the murder. But now, my lord, that matter much, that though the light was not very great, being fully and plainly discovered by Mr. yet it was enough to let him see the faces of Praunce's iestimony, that no man may bear a
those he took notice of, and that this prisoner greater burden than he deserves, we acquit him was there. And if this be true, it will have the as to that indictment, and now charge him only effect of proving him guilty as accessary, cither as accessary. And in that you will find the before or after the fact. evideoce to be such, as might give us just cause
This will be the course of our evidence, our to prefer the first indictment,
witnesses are not many, and therefore our For, my lord, we shall make it out, that Mr. proof will not be long. Weshall now call them, Samuel Atkins did come to a gentleman of his and when they have done, sut:nit it to your own sirname, one Mr. Charles Atkins (who I lordship and the jury; and first we call Mr. thiok was of kin to him, but whether he
Charles Atkins. or not, is not inaterial), and to him he did Crier. Mr. Charles Atkins, lay your hand complain of the proceedings of sir E. Godfrey, upon the book. The evidence which
shall that be was a man too active, and that he was give for our sovereign lord the king against in no sort to be permitted to live; for if he Samuel Atkins, the prisoner at the bar, shall were, he would be very prejudicial to some he be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but was concerned for. And at the same time he the truth; so help you Gud. did inquire after some bold man, I think one Recorder. My lord, this is Charles Atkins, Child particularly, who had been with that whom we desire to begin withal. It was hé Charles Atkins aboard the fleet, whether he that had the discourse first with Samuel Atkins had behaved himself stoutly there; and finding about Child, and afterwards with Child about him to be a resolute person, he desired Mr. the murder. Pray, Sir, tell the discourse you Charles Atkins to send for him, and send him had with Child, and the time when. to him, and he would employ him; and after. C. Atkins. My lord, it was much about wards Child owned to Mr. Atkins, that he had the time that his majesty went to Newbeen there.
market. L. C. J. To which Mr. Atkins ? To the pri- L. C. J. That was in September, I think. soner?
C. Atkins. No, my lord, it was in the beAlt. Gen. To Mr. Charles Atkins, who is ginning of October. I cannot speak to a day, the witness, Samuel Atkins is the prisoner. It I cannot very well tell that, but it was much was Samuel that complained to Charles of sir about that time. I had been with sir John E. Godfrey; inquiring after the courage and Williams about the same business that I came resolution of Child, and ordered Charles to to speak with Mr. Atkins about (i his gentlesend him thither: and afterwards Child, as he man whom I am forced to be witness against said, went thither; and when he came back on the king's account; but otherwise I have a he did discourse with Charles Atkios, desiring great regard for him), and coming there I askhim to join with them in the killing of a man, ed the porter below stairs whether Mr. Atkins and did propose a great reward to him so were in the house. to do.
L. C. JAt what house was it? This, my lord, was the discourse precedent C. Atkins. At Derby-house in Channel-row. to the fact. But now to shew to your lordship He said, Yes. So I went up stairs, and found and the jury, that as the prisoner Samuel Al- him there all alone in the study, where he gekins and he did design, the thing should be nerally writes near another study, where was done, so he did pursue that design, and beara the clerk that usually wrote with bim, but he part in it and was privy to it, and knew of it; I was alone; it was in the afternoon: And after we shall prove, that Mr. Bedlow, when he saw I had spoken to him, I desired bim that he