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An Accurate Account of the Trial of William Corder for the Murder of Maria ...
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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 - 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