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Cooper as such false traitors as last 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 consult and agree amongst themselves and together with divers other false traitors whose names are to the said jurors unknown to stir up raise make and levy insurrection rebellion and war against our said lord the King within this realm AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring lo effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination invention device and intention last aforesaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James William Wilson John Harrison Richard Bradbum John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as such false traitors as last 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 consult and agree amongst themselves and together with divers other false traitors whose names are to the said jurors unknown 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 FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination invention device and intention last 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 last 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 procure provide and have divers large quantities of arms to wit guns muskets blunderbusses pistols swords bayonets pikes pikehandles and pikeheads and divers large quantities of ammunition to wit gunpowder leaden bullets sjugs and handgrenades with intent therewith to arm themselves and other false traitors in order to assassinate kill and murder divers of the privy council of our said lord the

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in the administration of the affairs and government of this kingdom AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treagonable compassing imagination invention device and intention last afore. said they the said Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson James Ings Joha Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James Wil. liam Wilson John Harrison Richard Brad. burn John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles Cooper as such false traitors as last 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 procure provide and have divers large quantities of arms to wit guns muskets blunderhusses pistols swords bayonets pikes pikehandles and pikeheads and divers large quantities of ammunition to wit gunpowder leaden bullets slugs and handgreDades with intent therewith to arm themselves and other false traitors in order to raise make and levy insurrection rebellion and war against our said lord the King within this realm AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination invention device and intention last 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 last 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 consult and agree amongst themselves and together with divers other false traitors whose names are to the said jurors unknown to seize and take possession of divers cannon warlike weapons arms and ammunition in divers places deposited and being with intent by and with the said cannon warlike weapons arms and ammunition to arm themselves and other false traitors and to raise levy and make insurrection rebellion and war against our said lord the King within this realm AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to effect their most evil and wicked treason and treasonable compassing imagination invention device and intention last aforesaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James William Wilson

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Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles with arms (that is to say) with guns musCooper as such false traitors as last afore kets blunderbusses pistols swords bayonets said on the said fifth day of February in pikes and other weapons with intent to the first year of the reign aforesaid and on assassinate kill and murder divers of the divers other days and times as well be privy council of our said lord the King fore as after with force and arms at the employed by our said lord, the King in said parish of Saint Marylebone in the the administration of the affairs and gosaid county of Middlesex maliciously and vernment of this kingdom and to raise traitorously did assemble meet conspire make and levy insurrection rebellion and consult and agree amongst themselves and war against our said lord the King within together with dirers other false traitors this realm AND FURTHER TO FULFIL perwhose names are to the said jurors un fect and bring to effect their most evil known to set fire to burn and destroy and wicked treason and treasonable comdivers houses and buildings in and in the passing imagination invention device and neighbourhood of London and divers intention last aforesaid they the said barracks of our said lord the King used Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson for the reception and residence of the James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard soldiers troops and forces of our said Tidd James William Wilson John Harlord the King and to provide and prepare rison Richard Bradburn John Shaw divers combustibles and materials for the Strange James Gilchrist and Charles purpose of setting fire to burning and de Cooper as such false traitors as last aforestroying the said houses buildings and said on the said twenty-third day of Februbarracks AND FURTHER TO FULFIL per ary in the first year of the reign aforesaid fect and bring to effect their most evil and on divers other days and times as well and wicked treason and treasonable com before as after with force and arms at the passing imagination invention device and said parish of Saint Marylebone in the intention last aforesaid they the said Ar said county of Middlesex together with thur Thistlewood William Davidson divers other false traitors whose names are James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard to the said jurors unknown armed and Tidd James William Wilson John Har arrayed in a warlike manner (that is to rison Richard Bradburn John Shaw say) with guns muskets blunderbusses Strange James Gilchrist and Charles pistols swords bayonets pikes and other Cooper as such false traitors as last afore weapons maliciously and traitorously did said on the said fifth day of February in ordain prepare levy and make public war the first year of the reign aforesaid and against our said lord the King within on divers other days and times as well this realm in contempt of our said lord before as after with force and arms at the the King and his laws to the evil exsaid parish of Saint Marylebone in the ample of all others contrary to the said county of Middlesex maliciously duty of the allegiance of them the said and traitorously did compose and prepare

Arthur Thistlewood William Davidson and cause and procure to be composed James Ings John Thomas Brunt Richard and prepared with intent to publish the Tidd James William Wilson John same divers addresses proclamations de Harrison Richard Bradburn John Shaw clarations and writings containing therein Strange James Gilchrist and Charles solicitations and incitements to the liege Cooper, against the form of the statute in subjects of our said lord the King to aid such case made and provided and against and assist in making and levying insur the peace of our said lord the King his rection rebellion and war against our said crown and dignity. lord the King within this realm AND Fourth Count. And the jurors aforeFURTHER TO FULFIL perfect and bring to

their oath aforesaid do further effect their most evil and wicked treason present That the said Arthur Thistleand treasonable compassing imagination wood William Davidson James Ings John invention device and intention last afore Thomas Brunt Richard Tidd James Wilsaid they the said Arthur Thistlewood liam Wilson John Harrison Richard BradWilliam Davidson James Ings John Tho burn John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist mas Brunt Richard Tidd James William and Charles Cooper being subjects of our Wilson John Harrison Richárd Bradburn said lord the King not having the fear of John Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and God in their hearts nor weighing the duty Charles Cooper as such false traitors as of their allegiance but being moved and last aforesaid on the said twenty-third day seduced by the instigation of the devil of February in the first year of the reign as false traitors against our said lord the aforesaid with force and arms at the said King and wholly withdrawing the love parish of Saint Marylebone in the said obedience fideliiy and allegiance which county of Middlesex maliciously and every true and faithful subject of our said traitorously together with divers other lord the King should and of right ought false traitors whose names are to the said to bear towards our said lord the King jurors unknown did assemble themselves on the said twenty-third day of February

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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 together witb divers other false traitors whose names are to the said jurors unknown armed and arrayed in a warlike manner (that is to say) with guns muskets blunderbusses pistols swords bayonets pikes and other weapons being then and there unlawfully maliciously and traitorously assembled and gathered together against our said lord the King most wickedly maliciously and traitorously did levy and make war against our said lord the King within this realm and did then and there maliciously and traitorously attempt and endeavour by force and arms to subvert and destroy the constitution and government of this realm as by law established and 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 in contempt of our said lord the King and his laws to the evil example of all others contrary to the duty of the allegiance of them 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 against the form of the statute in such case made and provided and against the peace of our said lord the King his crown and dignity.

Ings.—My lord, I wish to know how we are going to be tried, whether together or separately? My wish is to be tried separately; I know I can clear up the charges made against me.

Lord Chief Justice Abbott.-Probably you will have that opportunity; but this is not the proper time to make application : by and by it will be attended to.

Arthur Thistlewood, William Davidson, James Ings, Charles Cooper, Richard Tidd, John Shaw Strange, Richard Bradburn, James Wilson, and James Gilchrist, were arraigned, on the Coroner's inquisition, for the murder of Richard Smithers, and severally pleaded not guilty.

Arthur Thistlewood was arraigned on the indictment charging him with ma. liciously shooting at William Westcoatt, to which he pleaded not guilty.

James Ings was arraigned on the ina dictment charging him with maliciously - shooting at William Charles Brooks, to which he pleaded not guilty.

Richard Tidd was arraigned on the indictment charging him with maliciously shooting at William Legg, to which lie pleaded not guilty.

James William Wilson was arraigned on the indictment charging him with drawing the trigger of a loaded pistol, with intent to shoot John Muddock, to which he again pleaded in abatement his misnomer.

At the request of the several prisoners the following gentlemen were assigned by the Court as their counsel :- Por Arthur Thistlewood, William Davidson, James Iogs, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, and James William. Wilson, Mr. Curwood, and Mr. Adolphus. For John Harrison, Richard Bradburn, John Shaw Strange, James Gilchrist, and Charles Cooper, Mr. Walford, and Mr. Broderick.

Mr. Attorney General.-My lord, the gentlemen who are assigned as counsel for the prisoners, having intimated that it is the intention of the prisoners to challenge separately, I am under the necessity of desiring that they may be tried separately. I propose beginning with the trial of Arthur Thistlewood, on the indictment for high treason, on Monday morning.

On Monday, April 24th, an indictment for high treason, found under this special commission, against James Wil. son, to the same effect as the former in. dictment found against him by the name of James William Wilson, an indictment against him for the murder of Richard Smithers, and an indictment agaipst bim for drawing the trigger of a loaded pistol, with intent to shoot John Muddock, were delivered into court.

The prisoners, 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, being put to the bar and arraigned upon this indictment, severally pleaded Not Guilty, with the exception of Wilson, and for their trial put themselves upon God and their Country. James Ings, however, in the first instance, to the question,-" How will you be tried ?” having answered “By the laws of Reason,"—on the governor of Newgate remonstrating with him, he replied, “ By God and my Country—the laws of Reason are the laws of my country.”

Wilson refused to answer to the name of James William Wilson, stating that his name was James Wilson, and tendered a plea of misnomer which was verified by his affidavit: the plea was directed by the Court to be recorded, and time was giver to the attorney-general to reply.

Arthur Thistlewood, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, James William Wilson, John Harrison, and John Shaw Strange, were arraigued on the indictment for the murder of Richard Smithers. Wilson again pleaded in abatement his misnomer; the others pleaded not guilty.

Lord Chief Justice Abbott.-Let the Valentine Labrow, druggist. prisoner Thistlewood be informed, that Francis Search, feather-dresser, bis trial for high treason will commence Peter Fish, leather-cutter. on Monday morning, at nine o'clock.

Thomas Barfoot, gentleman.

John Summers, esq.
The prisoner Thistlewood was informed

John Brough, esq. accordingly, by the clerk of Arraigns.

Thomas Littlewood, farmer.
Isaac Bryant, timber-merchant,

James Ariel, watchmaker.
SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY.

James Whiskin, painter.

Joseph Warren, gentleman.
MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1820.

Job Leader, joiner.
Present.

William Anderson, gentleman.

William Meredith, watchspring-maker. The Right Hon. Lord Chief Justice Abbott.

Edward Horsfall, gentleman. The Right Hon. Lord Chief Justice Dallas.

Thomas Beach, market-gardener. The Right Hon. the Lord Chief Baron [Sir R. James Cooper, japanner. Richards]:

William Fountain, silversmithe The Hon. Mr. Justice Richardson.

Michael Bourne, milkman. The Common Sergeant.

John Lee, stationer. And others his Majesty's Justices, &c.

John Thomas Gunn, coachmaker.

Thomas Hollings, lighterman.
Counsel for the Crown.

John Cuppage, esq. The Attorney General [Sir R. Gifford; after Henry Lawson, esq., and piano-forte maker. wards successively C. J. C. B. and Master

Charles Neat, teacher of music. of the Rolls].

Thomas Gabriel, esq. The Solicitor General (Sir J. S. Copley].

George Duplex, victualler. Mr. Gurney.

James Huson, china-man, Mr. Littledale (afterwards one of the Justices

John Lockett,

gentleman and tavern-keeper. of the Court of King's-bench].

John Harrington, dyer. Mr. Reynolds.

George Murry, gentleman.
Mr. Bolland.

The following Jurors were excused.
Solicitor.

Edward Hughes, gentleman, on account of ill-
George Maule, Esq. Solicitor for the affairs of Edward Grant, cowkeeper, on account of ill-
his Majesty's Treasury.
Counsel for the Prisoner.

William Stark, gentleman, not properly de

scribed in the panel. Mr. Curwood,

Thomas Framton, cheesemonger, on account of Mr. Adolphus.

deafness. Solicitor.

William Juson, rope-maker, on account of deafMr. James Harmer.

Thomas Mitcheson, cooper, on account of deafThe Court being opened, Arthur Thistle Henry Ramsey, boat-builder, on account of illwood was set to the bar. The Jurors returned by the Sheriff were called Robert Braine, gentleman, on account of deaf

over, when it was ascertained that the following were not freeholders of the county of James Thompson, gentleman, on account of illMiddlesex to the amount of £10 a-year.

ness.

John Reynolds, watch-chain maker, on account George Reid, esq.

of deafness. James Hammon, plumber.

Joseph Clements, market-gardener, on account of Charles Bowen, esq.

illness. George Lavell, grocer.

Alexander Ross, esq., on account of age and Joseph Monyard, gentleman.

illness. John Outhwaite, rope-maker.

Thomas Austin, esq., on account of illness. Thomas Snock, shipwright.

Thomas Phillips, jeweller, not properly deThomas Savage, watchmaker.

scribed in the panel. John Page, shipwright.

William Winser, gentleman, not summoned, Robert Holding, esq.

having removed. Thomas Lambert, builder.

Richard Norton, gentleman, on account of age. Samuel Smith, esq.

Robert Cranch, gentleman, not properly deWilliam Atlee, carpenter.

scribed in the panel. William Young, esq.

Thomas Garrett, gentleman, on account of age. William Laurence, baker.

Samuel Wimbush, horse-dealer, for the present,

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not being prepared to depose whether he | The Jurors' who had answered to their names was a freeholder in his own right.

were again called over. Robert Greaves, gentleman, on account of ill.

William Blasson, gentleman, challenged by the John Bell, esq. and builder, not properly de Crown. scribed in the panel.

Alexander Barclay, gentleman and grocer sworn. Charles Jeffery, gentleman, not properly de Thomas Lester, bookseller, challenged by the scribed in the panel.

Crown. Patrick Bartlett, esq., not having received the Joseph Sheffield, esg.. and ironmonger, chalsummons in time.

lenged by the prisoner. Elijah Price, gentleman, on account of age. Thomas Goodchild, esq. sworn. Wilkes Booth, silversmith, not properly de- Joseph] Haynes, bricklayer, challenged by the scribed in the panel.

Crown. Albert Gooch, watchmaker, not having been Robert Stephenson, anchorsmith, challenged by

served with the summons, being on a journey. the Crown. William Burges, esq., on account of age and Richard Blunt, gentleman, challenged by the illness.

prisoner. Thomas Hasker, timber-merchant, not properly Isaac Gunn, baker, challenged by the Crown. described in the panel, his name being William Churchill, ntleman and wine-merHacker.

chant, challenged by the Crown. Thomas Holah, esq. and tea-dealer, on account Thomas Suffield Aldersey, esq. sworn. of age and illness.

Thomas Wilkinson, farmer, challenged by the John Gould, gentleman and calico-printer, on

prisoner. account of illness.

Samuel Fish, tobacconist, challenged by the Thomas Perry, farmer, on account of age and prisoner: deafness.

Edmond Collingridge, water-gilder, challenged John Frasier, gentleman, claimed his privilege by the Crown.

as a practising attorney and solicitor which William Shore, farmer, challenged by the Crown. was allowed.

James Herbert, carpenter, sworn. John Palmer, gentleman, on account of illness, John Shooter, gentleman. Charles Cock, toymaker, not summoned, no Mr. Shuter. My name is incorrectly spelt, such person being known.

I spell it Shuter. Thomas Cheveley, ship-chandler, not summoned, Lord Chief Justice AbbottThe sound seems - haring removed out of the county.

to me to be the same, that is no important Thomas Bedel, esq., on account of illness. variation as it appears to me. Henry Friend, esq., on account of illness. Mr. Shuter was sworn. Peter Robertson, gentleman and builder, op ac- Josiah Bartholomew, watch-maker, challenged count of illness.

by the prisoner. John Alesserop, grocer, not properly described John Jones, carpenter, challenged by the

in the panel, his name being Moscrop. Crown. Henry Knevet, market-gardener, on account of Thomas Bristow, coachmaker, challenged by the deafness.

prisoner. Joseph Procter, gentleman, not having received Samuel Granger, lighterman, sworn. the summons.

George Dickenson, builder, sworn. William Forsyth, esq., on account of illness. Thomas Parkinson, upholsterer, challenged by John Brooks, springer and liner, on account of the prisoner. illness.

Thomas Ashton, esq. and ship-chandler, chalStafford Price, gentleman and currier, on ac lenged by the prisoner. count of illness in his family.

James Wilmot, market gardener, challenged by John Apple, drug-grinder, on account of illness. the Crown.

Prisoner.-Will your lordship be pleased to George Phillips, jeweller, challenged by the allow me a seat?

prisoner. Lord Chief Justice Abbott. -- Considering Thomas Bird, distiller, challenged by the prithe length of time the trial may be likely to occupy, the court will allow you that in- William Johnson, baker, challenged by the dulgence.

Crown. The List having been gone through, the De- Samuel Gould, calico printer, challenged by the

John Edward Shephard, gentleman, swom. faulters were called over.

Crown. Sanuel Littlepage, baker, excused on account of James Wadmore, esq., challenged by the prisoner. illness.

Thomas Brown, oilman, challenged by the priJohn Westbrook, brickmaker, fined for non-at

tendance, but the fine afterwards remitted, George Allen, brass founder, challenged by the on proof of illness.

prisoner. John Smith, undertaker, fined for non-attend Willian Reed, esq., challenged by the prisoner. - ance, but the fine afterwards remitted on bis George Davis, cooper, challenged by the prie appearance.

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