An accurate account of the trial of William Corder for the murder of Maria Marten. To which are added letters sent in answer to Corder's matrimonial advertisement

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Page 16 - feloniously, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that the said William Corder, with a certain sharp instrument, to wit, a sword, of the value of one shilling (which he, the said William Corder, in his right hand, then and there held), her the said Maria Marten, in and upon the
Page 12 - giving her the said Maria Marten one mortal wound, of the depth of four inches, and of the breadth of half an inch, of which said mortal wound she the said Maria Marten then and there instantly died ; and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths, &c.
Page 12 - then and there being, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault, and that the said William Corder, a certain pistol of 2s. value, then and there charged with gunpowder and one leaden bullet (which pistol he the said
Page 16 - one mortal wound, of the depth . of six inches, and of the breadth of one inch, of which mortal wound she, the said Maria Marten, then and there instantly died; and so the jurors,
Page 12 - one mortal wound, of the depth .of six inches, and of the breadth of one inch, of which mortal wound she, the said Maria Marten, then and there instantly died ; and so the jurors,
Page 89 - no sharp instrument about me, and that no other wound but the one made by the pistol was inflicted by me. I have been guilty of great idleness, and at times led a dissolute life, but 1 hope through the mercy of God to be forgiven. - W. CORDER." Witness to the signing by the said William Corder, JOHN ORRIDGE.
Page 88 - but before I went there, I dragged the body from the barn into the chaff-house, and locked up the barn. I returned again to the barn and began to dig the hole; but the spade being a bad one, and the earth firm and hard,
Page 88 - of an hour upon this and about other subjects. A scuffle ensued, and during the scuffle, and at the time I think that she had hold of me, I took the pistol from the side-pocket of my velveteen jacket, and fired. She fell,
Page 39 - been with a distant female relation of mine since the month of May. About five weeks ago they both went into Norfolk to visit some of my friends. On Friday week I received a letter from my kindred, who informed me that Maria was somewhat indisposed, and that they were then in a village called
Page 32 - If you are married, why don't you live with her '•" "Oh, no," was his reply, "for I can go to her any day in the year, just when I like." " Perhaps you are rather jealous," said I, " and when you are not with her, you think somebody else is." Oh no ;" said he

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