A true narrative of the proceedings, with general remarks on the evidence given upon the memorable trials of Mary Squires, and Elizabeth Canning

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Page 21 - Squires was unjustly accused ; but it was bers, and their misfortune, that it theu obtained no credit. They were strangers, unknown to every body at the trial.— Canning was positive, and being by unfair means confirmed in her evidence, Squires was convicted. Upon this charge of perjury, great care hath been taken, attended with great...
Page 19 - Edwards's, who sells greens and small beer. 1 couli! have told this before, but one pulled me, and another pulled me, and would not let me speak. I lay at Mrs. Edwards's on the Sunday and Monday ; and on the Tuesday or Wednesday after, I came from thence to Mrs. Wells's house at Enfield.
Page 7 - THESE are in His Majesty's name to command you and every of you, upon sight hereof to take and bring before me, or some other of His...
Page 22 - ... daring perjury ; and wisely withdraw themselves from a trial which would involve them in ruin. Had 1 considered the case of the defendants alone, without regard to any other person, I should have thought it needless to give the Court any trouble upon this occasion.
Page 28 - Natus's wife declared, that he and her husband had lain there for eleven weeks together, and that Mary Squires had been there but a very little time. Upon this, being asked why he did not give this evidence upon the trial of Mary Squires, he...
Page 26 - away, and told her there was bread and water < in the said room, and if she made any noise, she would come in immediately and cut her...
Page 10 - ... her as a felon. Hereupon fhe begged to be Heard, and faid fhe would tell the whole truth ; and the fubftance of her declaration was, that Canning had been at Mrs. Wells's, and was robbed in the munuer that fhe herfelf had declared.
Page 15 - Tike the person, but she could not swear to him ; they made him put his great coat on before the justice ; then she said, he looked more like one of the two men that brought her there. Edward Rosiiter sworn.
Page 19 - Wells being called upon to make her defence, said, As to her character, it was but an indifferent one; that she had an unfortunate husband, who was hanged; and added, she never saw the young woman (meaning K. Canning) till they came to take us up; and as to Squires, she never saw her above a week. and a day before they were taken up.
Page 25 - On his cross-examination, he gave a very lame account how he went from Newington to South Parrot, and named as many counties he went through as towns, and could not name a sign or inn that he lay at.

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