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1811 Excerpt: ...in the pariah of Maresrield aforesaid, the
property of Thomas Rivett." "The second count, charged him with
setting lire to a dwelling-house, then iti his own occupation." '
The third eoUnt, with feloniously, wilfully, awl Unlawfully setting
tire to the snid dwelling-house ami premises, and burning the goods
and chattels therein, with intent thereby to injure and defraud the
tTtrioJI Fire Insurance Office." Ma. Serjeant Rest. May it please
your Lordship. Gentlemen mS the Jury.--My learned friend, who.
Opened the Indictment, having conveyed to you the eharges against
the prisoner at the bar; it is toy duty shortly to state the
evidence, by which the charge will be supported. In this instance,
Gentlemen, one motive which led to the commission.of so heinous an
offence is known, it was done to defraud the Office at which the
prisoner had effected the insurance of his property, whether there
was any motive will perhaps appear. The prisoner was not the owner
of the house? but lived there as curate of the parish; the house
was nisu red by Mr, Rivett, the rector. t Will now briefly state
the circumstances which will fee pr6ved to you, anil beg you to
remember, that in offences of this kind, eireumstantial evidence is
all that generally can be produced; because when crimes.of Slis
kind are committed, the perpetrators have always. the pretention to
commit them without witness. The Upe took place on the ifith of
Jarraary, ami on the 15th, a servant boy, in the employ of the
Prisoner, had bee employed several tims, to carry thing's from the
house to a loft over the stable; some of these things were papers;
and others, of some value, were found after the fir, over part of
the privy; we have tie evidence, Meed, that these latter Were
placed there by th...
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