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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, lie 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 bis 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. Into 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 circum. lane?
stance, that he does particularly remember die 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 him 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 came not to bed till after
W. Richmond. We did drink both ale and 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 himn 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. Hcark you, sir, bave you Recorder. Did you drink at the King's-arıns? 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.
oncerning 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 night, desire Mr. such a Plot against the king or the government, Arnold to give an account of his examination be 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 ? band?
Bridges. Nothing more. Recorder. That is a copy.
Giles. How long ago was this ? Recorder. He did confess 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 you I may speak 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 inat said I was a papist, or knew any thing Reynold. The second day of May. of the Plot, were rogues or whores or worse? Recorder. 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 the best religion, and that those that were not through Gloucester. of that 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 himGiks. Will you say that I am a papist? selt. Says bis wife, how could he wound him
Bridges. I say you detended it so much, I self in his arms ? Said he, it was himself, or thought you were. Said I, I wonder, it being some of bis friends. such a good ruligion, 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. How long ago is this?
Mr. Thompson. Mr. Hobbs, Pray tell how Bridges. At elve-month ago; you remem- you found Mr. Arnold when he was wounded. ber 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.
Hobbs. Two in his arm, two others upon the Walter Moor. Mr. Holt. What discourse have you had with face, another upon the throat
, which bled very him concerning the Plot?
much ; another two upon the breast, and one
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?
Hobbs. Two inches and a half long. were executed, there would be a greater war
Mr. Thompson, Where else? than ever was in England, and swore that if
Hobbs. There was another upon his breast. these lords were put to death, it would cost more blood than ever was spilt. And I asked
Mr. Thompson. What depth? him again, why they should not be put to death
Hobbs. They were not very deep, but there it ihey should deserve it? For if a poor man
was one upon the belly six inches and an balf;
there were two through his arm, and a wound had done such a fault, be would be banged out
and several braises 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 fine 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? Moor. 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.] discoured this with you!
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
beliere 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 matier is not the question; the mau has sworn the king's counsel not pressing to have them it; except the jury know of their own know- examined, there being so ful! evidence : por ledge that the man is perjured, he is not so as was there one word replied to the prisoner's wit. to me.
nesses, they being all either frivolous or conMuor. 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 hare you for Giles, the prisoner at the bar, and I must heard Giles say concerning Mr. Arnold? needs say there tras been a strong evidence given
Reynolil. Sir, I was in company with John against him ; and if I were sure he was conGiles and another, and we had discourse con- cerned in this barbarous attempt upon 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 no quesReynold. I being in company with him, we tion but to satisfy your lordship and the jury, fell in discourse about Justice Arnold, how he | nay and Mr. Arnold himself, that lie had no was wounded.
hand in this bloody action. Recorder. Where was it?
And first, my lord, in answer to the eviReynold. In Moumouthshire, at Langoone, dence that haih been given, there have been the second day of May: John Giles anstrered sworn among others, Mr. Richtbond, Mr. Philus, that he could tot sec but he wounded hin. lips, and one Powel. First, as to Phillips's self,
evidence, or what passed in discourse at the
Crown tavern in Covent-Garden ; we have a Mr. Darnal. Were you there all the time, witness here who was present at the same time, Sir? that will give you an account of the whole dis- Philpot. Yes, sir, all the time. course, and that there were no such words said Darnal. And you heard no other discourse ? by Giles in relation to Mr. Arnold, as Damn Philpot. No, le did not say damn him' nor him, he had armour on; and as to the evi- • sink him,' for I hate such company. dence given by Watkins, of what passed at
Mr. Holt. Mr. Jobo Philpot, where do you Uske, about Mr. Herbert Jones's and the pri- live ?-Philpot. In Long-Lane. soner's making such speed through Gloucester, Mr. Holt: What sign do you live at? we have witnesses, liere, my lord, that will Philpot. At the Crown. satisfy your lordship and the jury, that when Mr. Holt. What trade are you? they came to Gloucester, thongh it was at Philpot. A salesman. the time of the general quarter sessions, yet Mr. Durnal. Now we will go on to the disthey staid there four or five hours, at a public course at Uske, about their passing with such house, without the least sign of their appre-speed through Gloucester. bension of any pursuit; which shews the im- Recorder. Mr. Darnal, they do not pretend probability of any such discourse at Uske : and, you were in great fear, but they say you said my lord, as to the evidence of Powel of what so. It is not the question, whether you did was said in Darcy's the cutler's shop at Uske; stay long at Gloucester, or no ? But the queswe have, my lord, a witness here that was pre- lion is, whether you tuld this man so ? Bcsent at that time, who will give your lordship cause the man asked you, why you would leave and the jury an account, that the words said the hair at the farrier's, in order to a fishingthen by the prisoner did much differ from what line? Truly I was in great haste, for fear I Mr. Powel swears ; besides the improbability should be taken up about the business of Mr. that any man should be so weak to publisti | Arnold. himself guilty of such a crime as this in this Mr. Darnal. It is very true, and therefore inanner, after his majesty's proclamation out, we bring this evidence to shew the imprubawith the promise of so great a reward to any bility that we should say any such thing, when man that would make a discovery of this horrid it was false, and especially when it was to acaction : so far, my lord, we shall answer the cuse ourselves of a crime. evidence that hath been given ; but to satisfy
Herbert Jones. Mayor of Monmouth. your lordship and the jury, that it was impossible the prisoner at the bar could be con. Mr. Darnal. Mr. Jones, pray give an accerned in tbis foul action, we shall prove to count to the jury of your passing through your lordslắp, that upon the 15th of April, Gloucester, and how long you staid there. upon the evening of which day this bloody Jones. My lord, I came with the prisoner. attempt was made upon Mr. Arnold, the pri- Recorder. What day did you come through soner at the bar came first to town; and we Gloucester? shall prove that he came to town but at one Jones. I cannot positively tell you the day : o'clock that day. We shall prove further, if we went out of town upon Friday, we came to my brief be true, by five or six substantial wic- Gloucester either Wednesday or Friday, and nesses, against whom there can be no exception, there we went to the Old Bear in Gloucester, how and where le employer himself all that and there staid an hour before we went to day, froin the minute that he came to town : dinner; it was a public time, the quarterly and that when he returned to his inn, about sessions, and several people came to nine o'clock at night, the maid of the inn locked hear the news; we told them, and were as sorry his chamber-door, after he was a-bed, and kept for it as any persons could be, and did confess the key of the chamber all night. And, my it a very ill thing. We went from the Old lord, if all this be clearly proved, I make no Bear aftis we had dined to the New Bear, and doulit but your lordship and the jury, and all drank several pints of cyder. I believe by the persons bere, will be satisfied that ihe prisoner oath I have taken, we were several hours in at the bar is not guilty of this indictment. My the town. lord, we will first begin with Mr. Philpot. Mr. Milbourn. Do you know Mr. Arnold is Mr. Philpot.
acquainted with Mr. Giles ?
Jones. I do helieve Mr. Arnold has great Mr. Darnal. Mr. Philpot, pray do you ac- reason to be acquaried with Giles. quaint my lord, and the jury, what discourse Mr. Thompson. Yes, now he has. passed between you and Giles at the Crown Mr. Milbourn. Was he cbief constable ? tavern in Covent Garden.
Jones. Yes, he was ; and certainly Mr. ArPhilpot. We drank one bottle of claret, Mr. nold in reason would take notice of the chief Phillips came in when the bottle was almost constable. ended. But by and by some friends came in, Mr. Milbourn. Mr. Herbert Jones, I am inand they asked him what news, sir?" Said he, formed that you know this gentleman goes I hear of no news but a cruel assassination upon to church and receives the Sacrament. Give an Mr. Arnold, but for my part I am sorry for it : account what religion he is of. but, said he, if any thing should be upon Mr. Jones. Always a Protestant; I saw him at Arnold, it is a very strange thing.
church within ihis half year.
Giles. I can shew a certificate of my going Jones. No, sir. to church since I came to town.
Mr. Darnal. If your lordship pleases, we Recorder. There are many people that go will call witnesses to give an account when we to church to serve their turn.
came to town, and wbere we were all that Giles. And, my lord, I have taken the oaths day; and we will call the maid that locked the of allegiance and supremacy.
chamber-door after we were in bed, on the Mr. Thompson. An excellent protestant 10 same night when this fact was coinmitted. discourse so of the Plot, I must needs say that.
John Howel. John Jones, the Cutler's Apprentice.
Mr. Darnal. Jobn Howel, pray tell my lord Recorder. How old are you?
and the jury when Giles came to town? Jones. Between fifteen and sixteen.
Howel. If it please you, my lord, I came to Recorder. Hark you, do you know the dan-town, and John Giles together. ger of forswearing yourself?
Recorder. What time of the day was it? Jones. Yes, Sir.
Howel. It was twelve o'clock. Recorder. What is it?
Recorder. Who is thy master? Jones. I am in danger of everlasting fire. Howel. William Richmond. Recorder. Very well.
Mr. Darnal. What time of the night was i, Mr. Darnal. My lord, this is the apprentice friend, when you heard bima call to your master, to the Cutler, in whose shop Powel says we and bid him good night? had such discourse : Jones, pray tell my lord Howel. About 11 or 12 o'clock. and the jury, whether you were by when one Mr. Milburn. You say about nine you were Walter Powel came into your master's shop, at your lodging with him? Did your party comwhen he and Giles were talking about Giles's pany with him? sword?
Howel. Yes, Sir, we did. Jones. Sir, John Giles came in the morning Mr. Thompson. Where did you go at that and brought a sword, my master was not time? within ; and he told me, give this sword to Howel. We went into the chamber, and your master to be mended ; so I took the drank 2 pints of brandy. sword and laid it up till my inaster came in : Mr. Thompson. What time of night was that? when he came in, I told my master of it; and Recorder. After 2 pints of brandy, I wonder when he came again, this Walter Powel was how he can remember any thing. in the shop : said Giles to my master, Did you
Ann Beron. mend my sword ? says he : says my master, Mr. Giles, How came your sword broke? Have Mr. Milburn. Tell what time of the night you been fighting with the devil? No, says he, Giles came in; where you were in his company; for I never met with Arnold.
what time of night it was? People. Hiss 'm, hiss.
Recorder. Speak as loud as thou would'st do Recordır. It does not become the decency if thou were at home: When was this? and gravity of a court of justice, to be humming Ann. The Thursday after Easter. and hissing when facts are trying of this great Recorder. The Thursday in Easter-week, or concernment.
the Thursday in the next week? Mr. Milburn. It was the common discourse Ann. The Thursday in Easter-week; we were there that Mr. Arnold had been assaulted. never out of company; when he came home
Recorder. You have been in a great combat; to his lodging I believe it was near ten o'clock. have you been fighting with the devil? What Recorder. Where was your lodging, at the did he say to that?
King's-Arms? Junes. He never met with Arnold; my Ann. At the King's-Arms. master asked him, Mr. Giles, Have you been Recorder. Good woman, did you go with in some battle or other ? Have you been fight- him to Whetstone's-park? ing with the devil ? No, Sir, for I never met Ann. No, not I. with Arnold.
Recorder. Were you with him at the ArtilRecorder. You did not hear his wife bid him lery-ground? hold his tongue ?
Ann. No, not I. Jones. No, sir.
Recorder. Were you with him in Drorge Mr. Thompson. Did he tell you how he did lane?- inn. No, not I. break his sword ?
Recorder. He did not go out of your com Jones. No, sir.
Giles. My lord, here is Mr. Philpot can tell, Ann. Yes, about ten o'clock. that I was sitting down in a chair, and broke Recorder. Woman, you must be mistaken; off a piece of the guard.
he came to town at twelve or one, and might be Mr. Thompson. You will do well to prove it, in thy company: But it is plain be went to a Şir.
broker's in Long-lane, and so to the Artillery: Mr. Milburn. Was there any discourse in ground at Cripplegate, for I guess it might be the country about Mr. Arnold ?
so; then they went to Whetstone's-park, and Recorder. Did they not talk any thing about spent sixpence, and afier that they went into killing the devil ?
pany at all?
Pris. My lord, she don't say she was with make the bed, I went into the room after her, us all the while; but we came to an house and had some discourse with ber; we leaned wbere she was, and several other people our together upon the window, and I told her I was neighbours.
in love with her; I told her if she liked of it, I Recorder. She says you did go out some would marry her the next morning; I did it to time: Now see whether I mistake you, make merry, for indeed I am a married man. Ann. Yes, you do mistake me.
Recorder. What tiine of night was it? Recorder. He went out, did he?
Richmond. About 12 o'clock. Ann. Yes, he went out after he came into Recorder. If you forget your other sweetthe city, he and some others, and then they hearts, can you remember this? Do you recame back to me again in 2 or 3 hours.
member now he was there? Recorder. Then you were two or three Crook. I remember he was there. hours at dinner. Now I ask you, after they Pris. Mr. Arnold, pray do not laugh at my came back, was you with him all the while? witnesses, aud make may games at them; it is Ann. Yes, that I was.
not the part of a gentleman. Recorder. Where was it?
Richmond. And she told me that he should Ann. At the Peacock.
lie by himself, though the house was very full. Recorder. That is the place in Drury-lane. Recorder. Do you remember any such disAnn. No, indeed, it is in Covent-garden. course?
Mr. Darnal. When did he go to bed? Do Crook. I do remember that Mr. Richmond you know that, upon your oath?
did come in. Ann. We were in the jon between 9 and 10 King's-Counsel. What time of night was is o'clock, nearer 10 than 9, and I saw him sit- that he was making love to you? ting taking a pipe of tobacco.
Crook, I think about 10 o'clock. Mr. Darnal. What time was that?
King's-Counsel. Time passed merrily away Ann. A little after 10, I believe.
with you, then. Mr. Thompson. He sat there till he was call- Richmond. It was 12 o'clock. ed away to do his business.
Crook. Why do you say so? Our house was Elizabeth Crook.
all quiet presently after eleven.
Richmond. Why will you say so? Were not Mr. Darnal. Elizabeth Crook, pray do you we singing and roaring together? tell my lord and the jury about what time Giles Recorder. Come, do not be angry, you were went to hed?
not angry when you were making love 10Crook. Indeed, Sir, he went to bed between gether. 10 and 11.
Richmond. I am not angry indeed, Sir. Mr. Darnal. How long was it that he came
Edward James. to his lodging before that? Can you say how long he was in the house before he went to Mr. Milburn. Tell my lord what time of bed?
night Giles came into his lodging, and where it Crook. I asked him if I should take away his was? candle; he said he would put his candle oul, James. It was in Easter-week he came in, and but I might lock him in and take the key, but so we were drinking at the King's-Arms in St. I did not do it.
Martin's-lane, and from dinner, and from 9 Mr. Thompson. Did he go to bed as soon as o'clock. he came in?
Recorder. How! You did not dine there, you Crook. No, I think he did not.
dined at the Peacock. Recorder. You made the bed, did not you? James. Yes, we dined there, but from 9 Crook. I did.
o'clock we were there till 12. Recorder. Upon your oath, what time of Recorder. How do you know? night was it?
James. I was there with him. Crook. I think it was nearer 11 than 10. Recorder. After 12 o'clock you say you left
Recorder. Did you make the bed after he him?--Jumes. Yes. went into it? what time did you make the bed, Recorder. Where did you leave him? upon your oath?
James. In the kitchen. Crook. I made the bed about 10 o'clock. Recorder. Are you sure? Recorder. I ask you, Do you remember James. Yes, my lord, I am sure of it. Richmond came in to you, and asked you any Recorder. I ask you, because I have an unthing about making the bed ? Do you remem- happy memory: You are sure it was 12 o'clock ber he was in the chamber?
when you saw him in the kitchen, and here is a Crook. In whose chamber?
maid saw him go to bed at 11. Recorder. Did Richmood come in when you Recorder. Have you any more? You know were making the bed ?
the matter that was the ocasion of the dispute Crook. He was not there, as I knew of. the other day: I would not by any means, that
Richmond. Was not I in the chamber when in a cause of this public concern, there should you made the bed ?
be any pretence for any to say they were surCrook, No, I don't remember you.
prized; therefore call as many witnesses as you Richmond. My lord, when this maid went to please.