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cation would have been too long delayed, too much
extended, and too miscellaneous, had the details
been entered into, which were necessary to apprize
the public of the progress of the persecution, with
which the Defendants in this Trial have been
harassed. :

But they shall not be forgotten. I may at some

future time, if my health and my leisure will

permit, give a sequel to this Trial, which I have

no doubt will throw some light on the secret ma-

chinations, and the open violence, alternately prac-

tised against the Friends of the People.

Copy of the Indictment against Thomas Walker

and others.

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LANCASHIRE THE ĵurors for our Lord the King up.

to wit Ś t on their oath present that Thomas Walker * late of Manchester in the county of Lancaster merchant George Mc Cullum late of the same place labour. er John Smith late of the same place labourer William Paul + late of the same place paper-stainer Samuel Jackson I late of the same place chapman James Cheetham I Late of Salford in the said county labourer Oliver Pear. son || late of Manchester aforesaid labourer Benjamin Booth g late of the same place labourer Henry York late of the same place gentleman and Joseph Collier late of the same place surgeon being wicked seditious and ill-disposed persons and disaffected to our Sovereign Lord the now King and the constitution and government of this kingdom

.:. as * There was a warrant on a charge of HIGH TREASON issued against, but not executed upon, this defendant: for the proceedings upon which, see the Appendix, No. I. to XI.

+ There was a warrant for HIGH TREASON executed upon this defendant, for which, and for his treatment, see the Appendix No. XIII. xiv. and XV.

# There appears to have been a warrant for HIGH TREASON against this defendant issued, but not executed, see Appendix No. XVI.:this warrant, as well as those before-mentioned, was issued by the Rev. John GRIFFITH, one of his Majesty's justices of the peace (at that time one of the chaplains to the collegiate church in Manchester, since elected a fellow thereof) upon the sole information of THOMAS Dunn, and for the same accusations, which are charged in this indictment as a conspiracy.' | For the treatment of this defendant, see Appendix No. XVII

I This defendant's name is Oliver Pearsall, for the treatment he experi. enced, see the Appendix No. XVIII.

$ For this defendant's case, see the Appendix No. XIX.

Cheetham, Pearsall, and Booth, were all committed by the REVEREND JOHN GRIFFITH upon the sole information of THOMAS Dunn.

as by law established and unlawfully contriving and intending as much as in them lay to break the peace and disturb the tranquillity of this kingdom did on the first day of November in the thirty-third year of the reign of our said present Sovereign Lord the now King and on divers other days and times between that day and the twelfth day of June then next following with force and arms at Manchester aforesaid in the county of Lancaster aforesaid unlawfully maliciously and seditiously conspire combine and confederate with each other and also with divers disaffected and ill-disposed subjects of our said Lord the King whose names are to the Jurors aforesaid at present unknown to overthrow the constitution and government of this kingdom as by law established and to aid and assist the French then and there being enemies to and in open war with our said Lord the King against our said Lord the King in case such enemies should enter into and invade this kingdom in a warlike and hostile manner and the said Thomas Walker George McCullum John Smith William Paul Samuel Jackson Fames Cheetham Oliver Pearson Benjamin Booth Henry York and Joseph Collier in pursuance of the said conspiracy combination and agreement did on those several days and times at Manchester aforesaid in the county aforesaid cause incite and encourage divers disaffected and ill-disposed subjects to the Jurors aforesaid unknown to learn and practice and to be instructed in the use of arms and inilitary exercises for the purpose of assisting his said Majes: ty's said enemies against his said Majesty in case they should enter into and invade this kingdom in contempt of our said Lord the King and his laws to the evil and pernicious 'example of all others in the like case offending and against the peace of our said Lord the King his crown and dignity And the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do further present that the said Thomas Walker. George Cullum John Smith William Paul Samuel Jackson James Cheetham Oliver Pearson Benjamin Booth Henry York and Joseph Collier so being such persons as aforesaid and so contriving and intending as aforesaid did on the said first day of November in the thirty-third year aforesaid and on divers other days and times between that day and the twelfth day of Fune then next following with force and arms at Manchester aforesaid in the county aforesaid unlawfully maliciously and sediti. ously conspire combine and confederate with each other and also with divers disaffected and ill-disposed subjects of our said Lord the King whose names are to the said Jurors at present unknown to overthrow by force and arms the constitution and government of this kingdom as by law established And the said Thomas Walker George MCullum Fohn Smith William Paul Samuel Jackson James Cheetham: Oliver Pearson Benjamin .

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