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sense, and in your own general knowledge, the Tower to Newgate, and Richard Bradtemper, and discretion.

burn, John Shaw Strange, James Gilchrist, If, however, any unexpected difficulty and Charles Cooper were delivered by the shall arise in the progress of your inves governor of the House of Correction for tigations, the court will be at all times the county of Middlesex into the custody ready to assist you with such further ad of the keeper of Newgate. vice as you may have occasion to require.

Gentlemen, having detained you so long, with such observations as I thought SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY. necessary to offer to your consideration, SATURDAY, APRIL 15th, 1820. you will now withdraw to your chamber to consider of such Bills as may be laid

Present, before you,

The Right Hon. Lord Chief Justice Abbott.
The Right Hon. Lord Chief Justice Dallas.

The Right Hon. The Lord Chief Baron [Sir
On Tuesday, March the 28th, the grand R. Richards. ]
jury returned a true bill against Arthur The Hon. Mr. Justice Richardson.
Thistlewood, William Davidson, James The Common Sergeant.
Ings, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, . And other His Majes y's Justices, &c.
James William Wilson, John Harrison,
Richard Bradburn, John Shaw Strange,

The several indictments found under James Gilchrist, and Charles Cooper, for

special Commission, were delivered into High Treason.

court with the following Caption : The Court, on the motion of Mr. At Cuption. , BE IT REMEMBERED That at a toruey General, ordered that the Sheriff Midulle sex special session of Oyer and should deliver to the solicitor for the pro

to wit. Terminer of our sovereign secution, a list of persons qualified to lord the king of and for the county of Midserve on Juries upon trials for High Trea dlesex holden at the Session House on son to be returned for the trial of the Clerkenwell Green in the said county on defendants, and directed that notice should Monday the twenty-seventh day of March be given to each of the prisoners, that an in the first year of the reign of our soindictment was found against him, and vereign lord George the fourth by the that on application to any of the judges grace of God of the united kingdom of named in the commission, counsel would Great Britain and Ireland King Defender be assigned to him, and an order made for of the Faith before the Right Honourable such counsel and his solicitor to have Sir Charles Abbott Knight Chief Justice access; which notice was given accord of our said lord the King assigned to ingly.

hold pleas before the king himself Sir On Wednesday, the 29th of March, the Robert Dallas Knight Chief Justice of onr grand jury returned a true bill against said lord the king of his court of ComArthur Thistlewood, John Thomas Brunt, mon Pleas and others their Fellows JusRichard Tidd, James William Wilson, tices and commissioners of our said lord John Harrison, and John Shaw Strange, the King assigned by letters patent of our for the murder of Richard Smithers.

said lord the King under his great seal of A true bill against Arthur Thistlewood, the united kingdom of Great Britain for maliciously shooting at William and Ireland made to them and others and Westcoatt.

any two or more of them (of whom one A true bill against James Ings, for of them the aforesaid Sir Charles Abbott maliciously shooting at William Charles and Sir Robert Dallas amongst others in Brooks.

the said letters patent named our said A true bill against Richard Tidd, for Jord the king willed should be one) to maliciously shooting at William Legg, inquire by the oath of good and lawful

A true bill against James William Wil men of the county of Middlesex of all son for drawing the trigger of a loaded pis high treasons and misprisions of high tol, with intent to shoot John Muddock. treason (other than such as relate to the

On the 3rd of April, Mr. Maule, solici coin) and of the murder of one Richard tor for the treasury, delivered to each of Smithers deceased and of any other crime the prisoners a copy of the caption, and or offence touching the death of the said of the indictment for High 'Treason, a list Richard Smithers and of any offence or of the Jury for their trial, and a list of the offences against touching or concerning witnesses to be produced on their trial for the persons of Frederick Fitz-Clarence proving the said indictment.

William Legg James Ellis John Surman On Friday, the 14th of April, Arthur William Westcoatt William Charles Thistlewood, William Davidson, James Brooks John Muddock and Benjamin Ings, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, Gill or any of them contrary to the form James William Wilson, and John Harrison, of an act made and passed in the fortywere removed by Habeas Corpora from third year of the reign of his late majesty

King George the third intituled "An act for the further prevention of malicious shooting and attempting to discharge loaded fire arms stabbing cutting wounding poisoning and the malicious using of means to procure the miscarriage of women and also the malicious setting fire to buildings and also for repealing a certain act made in England in the twentyfirst year of the late King James the first intituled “ An ace to prevent the des. troying and murthering of bastard children" and also an act made in Ireland in the sixth year of the reign of the late Queen Anne, also intituled “ An act to prevent the destroying and murthering of bastard children, and for making other provisions in lieu thereof and also the accessaries of them or any of them within the county aforesaid as well within liberties, as without, by whomsoever and in what manner soever done committed or perpetrated when how and after what manner And of all other articles and circumstances concerning the premises and every or any of them in any manner whatsoever and the said treasons and other the premises according to the laws and customs of England for this time to hear and determine by the oath of Job Raikes esquire John Stock esquire Thomas Milroy esquire Robert Batson esquire William Hills gentleman Henry Thompson brewer Richard Gibbs esquire Thomas Lermette esquire James Gordon esquire William Anderson esquire William Parry esquire John Booth esquire John Henry Pakenham esquire John Warren gentleman George Frederick Young shipbuilder Robert Meacock gentleman Richard Jennings esquire James Taylor esquire John Johnson esquire Francis Douce esquire John William Horsley esquire William Venning gentleman and Stephen Taylor esquire good and lawful men of the county aforesaid now here sworn and charged to inquire for our said lord the King for the body of the said county touching and concerning the premises in the said letters patent mentioned It is presented in manner and form as followeth (that is to say)

The jurors for our lord the to wit. King upon their oath present that Arthur Thistlewood late of the parish of Saint Clement Danes in the county of Middlesex gentleman William Davidson late of the parish of Saint Marylebone in the county of Middlesex labourer James Ings late of London labourer John Thomas Brunt late of the parish of Saint Andrew Holborn in the county of Middlesex labourer Richard Tidd late of the parish of Saint Andrew Holborn in the county of Middlesex labourer James William Wilson late of the parish of Saint Marylebone in

the county of Middlesex labourer John Harrison late of the parish of Saint Marylebone in the county of Middlesex labourer Richard Bradburn late of the parish of Saint Giles-in-the-fields in the county of Middlesex labourer John Shaw Strange late of London labourer James Gilchrist late of London labourer and Charles Cooper late of London labourer being subjects of our said lord the King not having the fear of God in their hearts nor weighing the duty of their allegiance but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil as false traitors against our said lord the King and wholly withdrawing the love obedience fidelity and allegiance which every true and faithful subject of our said lord the King should and of right ought to bear towards our said lord the King on the fifth day of February in the first year of the reign of our said present sovereign lord George the fourth by the grace of God of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and on divers other days and times as well before as after with force and arms at the parish of Saint Marylebone in the county of Middlesex maliciously and traitorously amongst themselves and together with divers other false traitors whose names are to the said jurors unknown did compass imagine invent devise and intend to deprive and depose our said lord the King of and from the style honour and kingly name of the imperial crown of this realm and the said compassing imagination invention device and intention did then and there express utter and declare by divers overt acts and deeds hereinafter mentioned that is to say IN ORDER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compass. ing imagination invention device and intention aforesaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James William Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradburn John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as such false traitors as aforesaid on the said fifth day of February in the first year of the reign aforesaid and on divers other days and times as well before as after with force and arms at the said parish of Saint Marylebone in the said county of Middlesex maliciously and traitorously did assemble meet conspire and consult amongst themselves and together with divers other false traitors whose names are to the said jurors unknown to devise arrange and mature plans and means to subvert and destroy the constitution and government of this realm as by law established AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treasor. and treasonable compassing imagination

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invention device and intention aforesaid pikehandles and pikeheads and divers they the said Arthur Thistlewood William farge quantities of ammunition to wit Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt gunpowder leaden bullets slugs and handRichard Tidd James William Wilson grenades with intent therewith to arm John Harrison Richard Bradburn John themselves and other false traitors in Shaw Strange James Gilchrist, and Charles order to assassinate kill and murder divers Cooper as such false traitors as aforesaid of the privy council of our said lord the on the said fifth day of February in the King employed by our said lord the first year of the reign aforesaid and on King in the administration of the affairs divers other days and times as well before and government of this kingdom AND as after with force and arms at the said FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to parish of Saint Marylebone in the said effect their most evil and wicked treason county of Middlesex maliciously and trai and treasonable compassing imagination torously did assemble meet conspire con invention device and intention aforesaid sult and agree amongst themselves and they the said Arthur Thistlewood William together with divers other false traitors Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt whose names are to the said jurors un Richard Tidd James William Wilson known to stir up raise make and levy in John Harrison Richard Bradburn John surrection rebellion and war against our Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles said lord the King within this realm and Cooper as such false traitors as aforesaid to subvert and destroy the constitution on the said fifth day of February in the and government of this realm as by law first year of the reign aforesaid and on established AND FURTHER TO FULFIL per divers other days and times as well befect and bring to effect their most evil and fore as after with force and arms at the wicked treason and treasonable compass said parish of Saint Marylebone in the ing imagination invention device and said county of Middlesex maliciously and intention aforesaid they the said Arthur traitorously did procure provide and Thistlewood William Davidson James have divers large quantities of arms to Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd wit guns muskets blunderbusses pistols James William Wilson John Harrison swords bayonets pikes pikehandles and Richard Bradburn John Shaw Strange pikeheads and divers large quantities of James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as ammunition to wit gunpowder leaden such false traitors as aforesaid on the said bullets slugs and band-grenades with intent fifth day of February in the first year of therewith to arm themselves and other the reign aforesaid and on divers other false traitors in order to raise make and days and times as well before as after with levy insurrection rebellion and war against force and arms at the said parish of Saint our said lord the King within this realm Marylebone in the said county of Middle and to subvert and destroy the constitusex maliciously and traitorously did as tion and government of this realm as by semble meet conspire consult and agree law established AND FURTHER TO FULamongst themselves and together with FIL perfect and bring to effect their most divers other false traitors whose names evil and wicked treason and treasonable are to the said jurors unknown to assassin compassing imagination invention device ate kill and murder divers of the privy and intention aforesaid they the said council of our said lord the King employed Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson by our said lord the King in the adminis James Ings John Thomas Brunt. Richard tration of the affairs and government of Tidd James William Wilson John Harrison this kingdom AND FURTHER TO FULFIL Richard Bradburn John Shaw Strange perfect and bring to effect their most evil James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as and wicked treason and treasonable com such false traitors as aforesaid on the passing imagination invention device and said-fifth day of February in the first year intention aforesaid they the said Arthur of the reign aforesaid and on divers other Thistlewood William Davidson James days and times as well before as after with Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd force and arms at the said parish of Saint James William Wilson John Harrison Marylebone in the said county of MiddleRichard Bradburn John Shaw Strange sex maliciously and traitorously did assemJames Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as blemeet conspire consult and agreeamongst such false traitors as aforesaid on the said themselves and together with divers other fifth day of February in the first year of false traitors whose names are to the said the reign aforesaid and on divers other jurors unknown to seize and take possesdays and times as well before as after with sion of divers cannon warlike weapons force and arms at the said parish of Saint arms and ammunition in divers places Marylebone in the said county of Middle deposited and being with intent by and sex inaliciously and traitorously did pro with the said cannon warlike weapons cure provide and have divers large quan arms and ammunition to arm themselves tities of arms to wit guns muskets blun and other false traitors and to raise levy derbusses pistols swords bayonets, pikes and make insurrection rebellion and war

against our said lord the King within this realm and to subvert and destroy the constitution and government of this realm as by law established AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination invention device and intention aforesaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James William Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradburn John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as such false traitors as aforesaid on the said fifth day of February in the first year of the reign aforesaid and on Jivers other days and times as well before as after with force and arms at the said parish of Saint Marylebone in the said county of Middlesex maliciously and traitorously did assemble meet conspire consult and agree amongst themselves and together with divers other false traitors whose names are to the said jurors unknown to set fire to burn and destroy divers houses and buildings in and in the neighbourhood of London and divers barracks of our said lord the King used for the reception and residence of the soldiers troops and forces of our said lord the King and to provide and prepare divers combustibles and materials for the purpose of setting tire to burning and destroying the said houses buildings and barracks AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination inven. tion device and intention aforesaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood William Da.. vidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James William Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradburn John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as such false traitors as aforesaid on the said fifth day of February in the first year of the reign aforesaid and on divers other days and times as well before as after with force and arms at the said parish of Saint Marylebone in the said county of Middlesex maliciously and traitorously did compose and prepare and cause and procure to be composed and prepared with intent to publish the same divers addresses proclamations declarations and writings containing therein solicitations and incitements to the liege subjects of our said lord the King to aid and assist in making and levying insurrection rebellion and war against our said lord the King within this realm and in subverting and destroying the constitution and government of this realm as by law established AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination invention device and intention aforesaid they the said

Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James William Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradburn Joho Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as such false traitors as aforesaid on the said fifth day of February in the first year of the reign aforesaid with force and arins at the said parish of Saint Marylebone in the said county of Middlesex maliciously and traitorously did compose and prepare and cause and procure to be composed and prepared a certain paper writing purporte ing to be an address to the liege subjects of oursaid lord the King containing therein that their tyrants were destroyed and that the friends of liberty were called upon to come forward as the provisional government was then sitting with intent to publish the same and thereby to solicit and incite the liege subjects of our said lord the King to aid and assist in making and levying insurrection rebellion and war against our said lord the King within this realm and in subverting and destroying the constitution and government of this realm as by law established AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination invention device and intention aforesaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James William Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradburn John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as such, false traitors as aforesaid on the twenty-third day of February in the first year of the reign aforesaid with force and arms at the said

parish of Saint Marylebone in the said county of Middlesex maliciously and traitorously together with divers other false traitors whose names are to the said jurors unknown did assemble themselves with arms that is to say with guns muskets blunderbusses pistols swords bayonets pikes and other weapons with intent to assassinate kill and murder divers of the privy council of our said lord the King employed by our said lord the King in the administration of the affairs and government of this kingdom and to raise make and levy insurrection rebellion and war against our said lord the King within this realm and to subvert and destroy the constitution and government of this realm as by law established AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination invention device and intention aforesaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James William Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradburn John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as such false traitors

as aforesaid on the said twenty-third day William Davidson James Ings John Thoof February in the first year of the reign mas Brunt Richard Tidd James William aforesaid and on divers other days and Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradburn times as well before as after with force and John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and arms at the said parish of Saint Marylebone Charles Cooper being subjects of our said in the said county of Middlesex together lord the King not having the fear of God with divers other false traitors whose in their hearts nor weighing the duty of names are to the sạid jurors unknown their allegiance but being moved and searmed and arrayed in a warlike manner duced by the instigation of the devil as that is to say with guns muskets blunder false traitors against our said lord the busses pistols swords bayonets pikes and King and wholly withdrawing the love other weapons maliciously and traitorously obedience fidelity and allegiance which did ordain prepare levy and make public every true and faithful subject of our said war against our said lord the King within lord the King should and of right ought this realm in contempt of our said lord to bear towards our said lord the King the King and his laws to the evil example on the said fifth day of February in the of all others contrary to the duty of the first year of the reign aforesaid and on allegiance of them the said Arthur Thistle divers other days and times as well before wood William Davidson James Ings Joho as after with force and arms at the said Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James parish of Saint Marylebone in the said William Wilson John Harrison Richard county of Middlesex maliciously, and Bradburn John Shaw Strange James Gil traitorously amongst themselves and tochrist and Charles Cooper against the gether with divers other false traitors form of the Statute in such case made whose names are to the said jurors unand provided and against the peace of known did compass imagine invent de our said lord the King his crown and vise and intend to levy war against our dignity

said lord the King within this realm in Second Count.-And the jurors afore order by force and constraint to compel said upon their oath aforesaid do further him to change his measures and counsels present that the said Arthur Thistlewood and the said last-mentioned compassing William Davidson James Ings John Tho imagination invention device and intenmas Brunt Richard Tidd James William tion did then and there express utter and Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradburn declare by divers overt acts and deeds John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) Charles Cooper being subjects of our said IN ORDER TO FULFIL perfect and bring lord the King not having the fear of God to effect their most evil and wicked treain their hearts nor weighing the duty of son and treasonable compassing imaginatheir allegiance but being moved and tion invention device and intention last seduced by the instigation of the devil aforesaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood as false traitors against our said lord the William Davidson James Ings John King and wholly withdrawing the love Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James Wilobedience fidelity and allegiance which liam Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradevery true and faithful subject of our said burn John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist lord the King should and of right ought and Charles Cooper as such false traitors to bear towards our said lord the King as last aforesaid on the said fifth day of on the fifth day of February in the first February in the first year of the reign year of the reign aforesaid and on divers aforesaid and on divers other days and other days and times as well before as times as well before as after with force after with force and arms at the said and arms at the said parish of Saint Maryparish of Saint Marylebone in the said lebone in the said county of Middlesex county of Middlesex maliciously and maliciously and traitorously did assemble traitorously amongst themselves and to meet conspire and consult amongst themgether with divers other false traitors whose selves and together with divers other false names are to the said jurors unknown did traitors whose names are to the said jurors compass imagine and intend to move and unknown todevise arrangeandmature plans excite insurrection rebellion and war and means by force and constraint to comagainst our said lord the King within this pel our said lord the King to change his realm and to subvert and alter the legis measures and counsels AND FURTHER TO lature rule and government now duly and FULPIL perfect and bring to effect their happily established within this realm and most evil and wicked treason and treasonto bring and put our said lord the King to able compassing imagination invention death (The indictment then states the device and intention last aforesaid they same eleven overt aets charged in the first the said Arthur Thistlewood William Count).

Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Third Count-And the jurors aforesaid Richard Tidd James William Wilson John upon their oath aforesaid do further pre Harrison Richard Bradburn John Shaw sent that the said Arthur Thistlewood Strange James Gilchrist and Charles

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