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The Edinburgh Annual Register Volume 14 (Paperback) Loot Price: R488
Discovery Miles 4 880
The Edinburgh Annual Register Volume 14 (Paperback): Walter Scott
The Edinburgh Annual Register Volume 14 (Paperback): Walter Scott

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The Edinburgh Annual Register Volume 14 (Paperback)

Walter Scott

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 Excerpt: ...as a sentinel. A number of other witnesses corroborated the above testimonies. The case having closed, Judge Moore recapitulated the evidence, and charged the Jury, who retired for about forty minutes, and returned with a verdict, finding the prisoner, Moran, Not Guilty; and the prisoners, Halloran and Fitzgerald, Guilty of the felony charged against them. Judge Moore then proceeded to pass sentence of death on the prisoners, Halloran and Fitzgerald, which he did in nearly the following words: "It is ever a most painful duty to be the medium of communicating sentence of death to any human creature; the facts connected with the present case are not such, however, as may awaken the sympathies of our nature; they arise from the disorganized and turbulent state of the country. These remarks particularly apply to your case, Michael Halloran, and yours, Michael Fitzgerald. You were not instigated to the commission of crime by any feeling of personal hostility, but were led to it by that savage and ferocious disposition, which would not hesitate to sacrifice any individual, that might be pointed out to you as a victim, by this wretched banditti. They roam about the country, issuing their commands, and the misguided men obey their directions. This is a state of things that must be extinguished, by a firm, temperate, and merciful administration of the laws. We, cannot suffer the tribunals of the country to be overthrown by these unknown conspirators. You, Michael Halloran, and you, Michael Fitzgerald, have been found guilty of inflicting death on a man, who was authorized by the laws of the country to protect the public peace. And why? Because those men, in the discharge of their duty, dared to interpose between you and, your lawless purposes, assuming, as you d...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Walter Scott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 430
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-51599-4
Barcode: 9781152515994
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-152-51599-3

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