The Trial of Richard Patch for the Wilful Murder of Isaac Blight, at Rotherhithe, on the 23rd of September 1805: At the Session House, Newington, Surrey, on Saturday the Fifth of April 1806 (Google eBook)

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M. Gurney, 1806 - Trials (Murder) - 197 pages
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Page 5 - Columbia, laborer, not having the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil...
Page 5 - Lord 1823, with force and arms, at the parish of Aldenham aforesaid, in the County of Hertford aforesaid, in and upon William Weare, in the peace of God and our said Lord the King, then and there being, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that the said John Thurtell, with a certain pistol of the value of 10*.
Page 6 - Lightfoot then and there instantly died, and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do say, that the said David Beckett, the said John Lightfoot, in manner and form aforesaid, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did kill and murder, against the form of the statute in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the state of Ohio.
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Page 197 - William Joyce, the sentence of the Court upon you is, that you be taken from this place to a lawful prison, and thence to a place of execution, and that you be there hanged by the neck until you are dead; and that your body be afterwards buried within the precincts of the prison in which you shall have been confined before your execution. And may the Lord have mercy on your soul.

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