Abuses of Justice: Illustrated by My Own Case : Disclosing Various Practices of the Officers of Criminal Law : with an Account of Several Interesting Trials, Anecdotes of Certain Bankers, and Hairbreadth Escapes of the Innocent and the Guilty : Being a Vindication of the Author from Several Charges of Forgery
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18th of March accused acquainted Adkins affidavit afterwards answer Anthony appeared apprehended asked assertion assizes attend bail believe Bow Street officers brought Chadwick Chetham circumstance clerk committed conduct considered conversation convinced court custody defence deponent desired doubt Dudfield endeavoured enemies evidence examination forgery gentleman give Grimaldi guilty Harmer Hatton Garden Holdsworth Humphreys innocence inquiries John Mackcoull Jonathan Trott Joseph Grimaldi jury justice Kensington knew Knight letter London look Lyon Court magistrates manner March last marshal Mary Banks mentioned mind name of Warren negotiated observed obtained offences parcel person police present prisoner proceedings prosecution prosecutors proved racters reader received recollection request Richard Chamberlain Richard Ford Rush Green satisfied sent Sir William Parsons Smedley solicitor Stafford stolen bills suspicion swear taken thing tion told town transaction trial Trott Turton Uttoxeter waited Weatherstone wife Wirksworth wished witnesses
Page 114 - Knight is a man possessing considerable talents and ingenuity, which have enabled him for many years to commit offences without detection, and indeed .so discreetly has he uniformly conducted himself, that those most intimate with him never suspected from whence he derived his pecuniary resources. These were only known to his employers, who were too deeply interested in keeping the secret, ever to disclose it to the world ; and until be was apprehended through my means, he was perfectly unknown to...
Page 164 - Mackoull may now speak for himself : — ' Two or three days previous to the assizes, my witnesses, Mr. Harmer and myself, in all eighteen persons, left London for Stafford ; my mind filled with the most gloomy apprehensions.
Page 95 - Knt. one of the Justices of the Court of King's Bench, March 6, 1808. By the Rev. Francis Wrangham, MA • F. 'R
Page 71 - GENTLEMEN — I beg leave to inform you, that I am, with my wife, gone to the theatre, Covent Garden. I take this step in order to prevent any ill-founded, malicious construction. Trusting that I am within the pale of safety, and that my conduct will ever insure me the protection of the magistracy, I remain, Gentlemen, with all due respect, Your most obedient very humble servant, JOHN MACKCOULL.
Page 165 - ... was known to myself and my solicitor ; he . had a plain statement of facts to narrate ; and though it ran to a considerable length, the brief was drawn, and two copies made nearly in one day, in the following manner. As soon as Mr. Harmer had drawn a paragraph, it was handed to Mr. Grimaldi, who dictated : and myself and a young man, we procured in the town, wrote the fair copies for counsel.
Page 66 - Grimaldi, to persuade him not to come to the office, insinuating that he had no object in interfering but a regard for Mr/ Grimaldi, and the interest he felt for his reputation.
Page 12 - That all offences committed within the City of London against the public peace, by persons resident or apprehended therein, are cognizable only by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of thin City, in their capacity of justices.
Page i - Mackcoull, John. Abuses of justice, illustrated by my own case ; disclosing various practices of the officers of criminal law ; with an account of several interesting trials, anecdotes of certain bankers, and hairbreadth escapes of the innocent and the guilty: being a vindication of the author from several charges of forgery.
Page 184 - ... prosecutor's counsel as to their knowledge of my keeping disorderly houses, which they most positively, and with truth, denied. Mr. Justice Graham, in addressing the jury, told them he conceived they must entertain the same opinion with himself, that the witnesses for the prosecution had mistaken Mackoull for the person who had committed the offences, and if so, it would be unnecessary for him to sum up the evidence. The jury instantly expressed their concurrence with the opinion of the judge...