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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 fire 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 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 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

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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 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 purporting 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 Wil. liam 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

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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 Bradbum 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 said 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 John 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 Gilehrist 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 FULFIL 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 acts charged in the first the said Arthur Thistlewood William Count]

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Shaw Strange James Gilchrist and Charles with arms (that is to say) with guns mus. Cooper 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 divers 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 llar- 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 conţrary 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 said upon 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 Brad. William 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 Richard 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 mored 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' fidelity 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

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 with 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 rikes 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 Har. rison 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.

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 saws 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 arraigned on the indictment for the murder of Richard Smithers. Wilson again pleaded in abatement his misnomer; the others pleaded not guilty.

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 maliciously shooting at William Westcoatt, to which he pleaded not guilty.

James Ings was arraigned on the indictment 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 he 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 :-For 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 Wilson, to the same effect as the former indictment found against him by the name of James William Wilson, an indictment against him for the murder of Richard Smithers, and an indictment against him for drawing the trigger of a loaded pistol, with intent to shoot John Muddock, were delivered into court.

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