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under the great seal of Great Britain, to inquire, by the oath of good and lawful men of the said county of Kent, of all High Treasons, and misprifions of High Treason, other than fuch as relate to the coin of our faid Lord the King, within the county aforesaid done, committed, or perpetrated; and the said Treasons, and misprifions of Treason, according to the laws and customs of England, for that time to hear and determine; and also afligned and constituted, by the letters patent of our faid Lord the King, under the great feal of Great Britain, to de-. liver the gaol of our faid Lord the King of the said county of Kent of the prisoners therein being and detained on the nine. teenth day of March, in the thirty-eighth year aforesaid, or who should be therein detained before the tenth day of April in the same year, for or on account of any High Treasons, or misprifions of High Treason, other than such as relate to the coin of our faid Lord the King. At which faid session so then and there holden as aforesaid before the Justices and Commission. ers above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, came Ar. thur O'Connor, Esquire, in the custody of John Plumptre, Esquire, Sheriff of the said county of Kent, and which faid Arthur O'Connor was, and had been, detained in the gaol of our faid Lord the King of the said county of Kent before the tenth day of April in the year aforesaid, to wit, on the seventha day of April in the same year, for and on account of High Treafon, to wit, at Maidstone aforesaid: And the said Arthur O'Connor being then and there, to wit, at the said session fo holden as aforesaid, brought to the bar in his own proper person, was then and there committed by the Justices and Commissioners above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, to the custody of the fame Sheriff; and so being in the custody of the said Sheriff, was then and there, at the same fesfion so holden as aforesaid, tried by the jurors of a certain Jury of the county of Kent in that behalf duly impannelled and returned, and chosen, tried and sworn, for and upon certain High Treasons not relating to the coin of our faid Lord the King, specified and charged upon him in and by a certain indictment theretofore, to wit, at a previous holding of the fame session before the faid Sir Francis Buller and John Heath, and others their fellows Justices and Commissioners assigned as aforesaid, duly found, returned and presented against him by the jurors of a certain other Jury of the said county of Kent duly sworn and charged to inquire for our faid Lord the King for the body of the same county, and to which said indictment he had theretofore pleaded that he was not guilty of the premises therein specified and charged upon him: And the said Arthur O'Connor then being in the custody of the said Sheriff as aforesaid, was then and there, at the same feffion, by the jurors by whom he was so tried as aforesaid, found not guilty of the premises in and by the said indictment

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specified and charged upon him, as by the record and proceedings thereof more fully appears.--And the faid Attorney General for our faid Lord the King further giveth the Court here to understand and be informed, that the right honourable Sackville Earl of Thanet, late of Maidstone, in the county of Kent, Robert Ferguson, late of the fame place, Barrister at Law, Thomas Gunter Browne, late of the same place, Esquire, Dennis O'Brien, late of the same place, Esquire, and Thomas Thompson, late of the same place, Esquire, well knowing the premises aforesaid, but unlawfully and maliciously devising and intending to impede the course of public justice, and to break the peace of our faid Lord the King, and to interrupt and disturb the Justices and Commissioners of our faid Lord the King above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, in the execution of their faid office, and to prevent and hinder the due and peaceable holding of the same session, did, together with divers other riotous and ill-disposed persons, whose names are to the faid Attorney. General as

yet unknown, in open Court, at the same fefsion fo then and there holden, and at which the said trial was so had as afore. said, to wit, at Maidstone aforesaid, in the presence of the Justices and Commissioners of our faid Lord the King above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, and before any

order or direction had been made or given by the same Justices and Commissioners above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, or any or either of them, for the discharge of the said Arthur O'Connor from the custody of the said Sheriff, and before the faid Arthur O'Connor was discharged from the custody of the said Sheriff, to wit, on the twenty-first day of May, in the thirty-eighth year aforesaid, at Maidstone aforesaid, in the county of Kent, with force and arms make and cause to be made a very great riot, rout, tumult and disturbance, and with force and arms riotoully, routously and tumultuously attempt and endeavour to rescue the faid Arthur O'Connor from and out of the custody of the said Sheriff, so that he the said Arthur O'Connor might go at large whithersoever he would, and also aid and affift the said Arthur O'Connor in an atteinpt by him then and there made to rescue himself, and escape and go at large from and out of the custody of the said Sheriff; and the better to effect such rescue and escape, did then and there, at the same feffion so holden, and at which the said trial was so had as aforesaid, to wit, on the twenty-firft day of May, in the thirty-eighth year aforesaid, at Maidstone aforesaid, in the open Court aforesaid, and in the presence aforesaid, with force and arms, and with sticks, ftaves and fifts, unlawfully, riotoully, routoully and tumultuously make an assault in and upon one John Rivett, one Edward Fugion, and one Thomas Adams, in the peace of God, and of our faid Lord the King then and there being, and them the said John Rivett, Edward Fugion, and Thomas Adams,

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did then and there beat, bruise, wound, and ill-treat, and thereby then and there, with force and arms, did unlawfully, riotouily, routouily and turnultuously impede and obstruct the Justices and Cominissioners of our Lord the King above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, in the due and lawful holding of the same session, and the execution of their office, for a long fpace of time, to wit, the space of one hour, to the damage of the said John Rivett, Edward Fugion, and Thomas Adams ; to the great contempt, diiturbance, and interruption of the Justices and Commissioners above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, to the great terror of all the liege and peaceable subjects of our faid Lord the King there being, in contempt of our faid Lord the King and his laws, to the evil 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 faid Attorney General of our faid Lord the King, for our said Lord the King, further giveth the Court here to understand and be informed, that the said Sackville Earl of Thanet, Robert Ferguson, Thomas Gunter Brownie, Dennis O'Brien, and Thomas Thompson, well knowing all the premises aforesaid, but unlawfully and maliciously devising and in. tending to impede the course of public justice, and to rescue and cause to be rescued the faid Arthur O'Connor, so being in the custody of the said Sheriff as aforesaid, from the custody of the said Sheriff, so that he the faid Arthur O'Connor might go at large whithersoever he would, did afterwards, to wit, at the same session so then and there holden, and at which the faid trial was so had as aforesaid, and before any order or direction had been made or given by the Justices and Commissioners of our faid Lord the King above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, or any or either of them, for the discharge of the faid Arthur O'Connor fro.n the custody of the said Sheriff, and also before the said Arthur O'Connor was discharged from the cuftody of the said Sheriff, to wit, on the twenty-firit day of May, in the thirty-eighth year aforesaid, at Maidstone, in the county of Kent, with force and arins, aid and aslist the said Arthur O'Connor in a certain other attempt by him then and there made to rescue himself, and escape and go at large from and out of the custody of the said Sheriff; and the be ter to effect such rescue and escape as last aforesaid, did then and there, with force and arms, and with sticks, ftaves, and fifts, unlawfully make a certain other affault in and upon the said Thomas Adams, in the peace of God, and of our faid Lord the King then and there being, and in the aid of the said Sheriff then and there also being, and him the said Thomas Adams did then and there again beat, bruise, wound, and ill-treat, to the great damage of the said Thomas Adams, to the great contempt, disturbance and interruption of the Justices and Commissioners

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above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, in contempt of our said Lord the King and his Laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our faid Lord the King, his crown and dignity.

And the faid Attorney General for our faid Lord the King further giveth the Court here to understand and be informed, that at the said feffion so holden, and at which the said trial was so had as aforesaid, to wit, at Maidstone aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, the faid Sackville Earl of Thanet, Robert Fergusson, Thoinas Gunter Browne, Dennis O'Brien, and Thomas Thompson, unlawfully and maliciously devising and intending to break the peace of our faid Lord the King, and to interrupt and disturb the Justices and Commiilioners of our faid Lord the King above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, in the execution of their office, and to prevent and hinder the due and peaceable holding of the said felion, did, together with divers other ill-disposed persons, whose names are to the faid Attorney General as yet unknown, at Maidstone aforesaid, in the open Court aforesaid, and in the presence of the Justices and Com nislioners above named, and others their fellows afore. said, to wit, on the twenty-first day of May, in the thirtyeighth year aforesaid, unlawfully, riotously, routously, and tumultuously assemble and gather themselves together to break the peace of our faid Lord the King, and to interrupt, disturb, and obstruct the Justices and Commiilioners above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, in the execution of their office, and to prevent and hinder the due and peaceable holding of the faid fellion ; and being so affembled and gathered together, did then and there, with force and arms, at the said seirion so then and there holden, and at which the said trial was so had as aforesaid, in the open Court aforesaid, and in the presence afore. said, with force and arms, unlawfully, riotoully, routoully, and tumultuously make and raise, and cause and procure to be made and raised another very great noise, tumalt, riot, and disturbance, and thereby for a long space of tirne, to wit, for the space of half an hour, interrupt, difturb, and obftract the Justices and Commissioners above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, in the lawful and peaceable holding of the said feflion, and in and upon the said John Kivett, Edward Fugion, and Thomas Adams, in the peace of God, and of our faid Lord the King then and there being, with force and arms, did then and there make another assault, and then the said John Rivett, Edward Fugion, and Thomas Adams, did again beat, bruise, wound, and greatly ill-treat, to the great damage of the said John Rivett, Edward Fugion, and Thomas Adams, to the great hindrance of public justice, to the manifest disturbance and violation of the peace of our faid Lord the King, to the great hindrance, obftruction, and contempt of the Justices and

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Commiffioners above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, to the great terror of all the liege and peaceable subjects of our said - Lord the King there being, in contempt of our faid Lord the King and his Laws, to the evil example of all others in the like case offending, and against the peace of our faid Lord the King, his crown and dignity.

And the faid Attorney General of our said Lord the King, for our faid Lord the King, further giveth the Court here to understand and be informed, that at a certain other special ses. sion of oyer and terminer and goal delivery, holden by ad. journment in and for the county of Kent, at Maidstone in the faid county, on Monday the twenty-first day of May, in the thirty-eighth year aforesaid, before Sir Francis Buller, Baronet, one of the Justices of our faid Lord the King of his Court of Common Pleas, John Heath, Esquire, one other of the Justices of our faid Lord the King of his Court of Common Pleas, Sir Soulden Lawrence, Knight, one of the Justices of our said Lord the King assigned to hold pleas before the King himself, Samuel Shepherd, Esquire, one of the Serjeants of our faid Lord the King learned in the law, and others their fellows Justices and Commissioners of our said Lord the King, by our faid Lord the King duly assigned and constituted to hold the fame sellion, the said Sackville Earl of Thanet, Robert Fergusfon, Thomas Gunter Browne, Dennis O'Brien, and Thomas Thompson, unlawfully and maliciously devising and intending to break the peace of our faid Lord the King, and to prevent and hinder the due and peaceable holding of the said last-mentioned seslion, did, together with divers other ill-disposed persons, whose names are to the faid Attorney General as yet unknown, in open Court, at and during the continuance of the said laftmentioned feffion, and in the presence of the Juitices and Com. miflioners last above named, and others their fellows aforesaid, to wit, on the twenty-first day of May, in the thirty-eighth year aforesaid, at Maidstone aforesaid, in the said county of Kent, unlawfully, riotously, routoully, and tumultuoully, assemble and gather themselves together to break the peace of our said Lord the King, and to prevent and hinder the due and peaceable holding of the said last-mentioned fesfion; and being fo aiembled and gathered together, did, then and there, with force and arms, at the said laft-mentioned session, in the open Court last aforesaid, and in the presence last aforesaid, unlaw. fully, riotously, routoully, and tumultuoully make and raise, and cause and procure to be made and raised, another very great noise, rout, tumuit, riot, and disturbance, and thereby for a long space of time, to wit, the space of half an hour, interrupt, difturb, and obstruct the Justices and Commissioners last above named, and others their fellows last aforesaid, in the lawful and peaceable holding of the said last-mentioned session,

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