American Criminal Trials: Bathsheba Spooner and others. Colonel Henley. Major André. Joshua H. Smith. The Rhode Island judges. John Hauer and others. Appendix: Trial of Mrs. Spooner and others. Major André. Notes
Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1844
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adjutant aforesaid American answer appeared Arnold asked assembly barracks Bathsheba Spooner bayonet Benedict Arnold board the Vulture boat British army British soldiers Brookfield brought Burgoyne Captain charge circumstances Colonel Henley Colonel Robinson command conduct confession constitution County of Worcester court martial crime criminal death declared defence enemy eral evidence execution Ezra Ross firelock gentlemen give guard guard-house guilty Hauer Haverstraw heard honor horse indictment informed John Anderson Joshua H Joshua Spooner judge advocate judgment judiciary jury justice king and country King's Ferry legislature letter liberty M'Manus Major André Major Swasey malice aforethought matter ment mind morning murder night offence officer opinion paper party pass person Point present prisoner proceedings rascal recollect Reeves respect Robinson's house sentry shore Sir Henry Clinton Smith mention Stony Point taken thought tion told trial Washington William Brooks witness wound
Page 299 - That the respective colonies are entitled to the common law of England, and more especially to the great and inestimable privilege of being tried by their peers of the vicinage, according to the course of that law.
Page 175 - Buoyed above the terror of death by the consciousness of a life devoted to honorable pursuits, and stained with no action that can give me remorse, I trust that the request I make to your Excellency at this serious period, and which is to soften my last moments, will not be rejected.
Page 299 - That the inhabitants of the English colonies in North America, by the immutable laws of nature, the principles of the English constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have the following RIGHTS.
Page 173 - and though I pretend not to play the hero, or to be indifferent about life, yet I am reconciled to whatever may happen, conscious that misfortune, not guilt, has brought it upon me.
Page 376 - EF then and there feloniously, wilfully and of his malice aforethought, did strike and...
Page 174 - I have a mother and three sisters, to whom the value of my commission would be an object, as the loss of Grenada has much affected their income. It is needless to be more explicit on this subject ; I am persuaded of your Excellency's goodness. " I receive the greatest attention from his Excellency General Washington, and from every person under whose charge 1 happen to be placed.
Page 329 - There would be an end of everything, were the same man, or the same body, whether of the nobles or of the people, to exercise those three powers, — that of enacting laws, that of executing the public resolutions, and that of trying the suits of individuals.
Page 299 - ... highly derogatory of the rights of British subjects, as thereby the inestimable privilege of being tried by a jury from the vicinage, as well as the liberty of summoning and producing witnesses on such trial, will be taken away from the party accused.