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THE RIGHT HONA SACKVILLE EARL OF THANET,
ROBERT FERGUSSON, ESQUIRE,

AND OTHERS,

FOR

A Riot and other Misdemeanours :

Tried at the Bar of the Court of King's Bench, April 25, 1799.
Taken in Short - Hand by WM. RAMSEY.... The Evidence con.pared

with the Notes of two other Short-Hand Writers.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

SOME OBSERVATIONS,

BY

ROBERT FERGUSSON,

ON HIS OWN CASE,

AND ON THE POINTS OF LAW ARISING UPON THE

INFORMATION,

London,

Printed for
By Cooper and Wilson, Wild-Court, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields.

1799.

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Page 133

Speech of Lord Thanet, upon being brought up for

judgment, 3d May
Affidavit of ditto

136
Speech of Mr. Fergusson, upon the same occasion 137
Affidavit of ditto

138
Desultory Conversation upon the point, whether the
Punishment be discretionary or specific

139
Address of the Attorney-General, upon the Defendants

being again brought up for Judgment on the 10th June 143
Speech of Mr. Justice Grose

144
Sentence

150
Some Observations

upon
his own Cafe, by Robert Fer-

follow,

GUSSON

JURY.
JAMES LEIGH JOYnes, of Milton, near Gravesend, Esq,
Nicolas Gilbee, of Chalk and Denton, Esq.
RICHARD CAREW, of Orpington, Esq.
JOHN PLATT, of the fame place, Esq.
John LEADER, of Bexley, Esq.
ISAAC RUTTON, of Ospringe, Esq.
John Bax, of Silgrove Boro', Esq.
John TEMPEST,

of Town Boro', Esq.
John OSBOURNE, of South Boro', Esq.
WILLIAM LEIGHTON, of Charlton, Esq.
WILLIAM GOODHEW, of St. Paul's, Deptford, Esq.
WILLIAM SAVARY, of Greenwich, Efq.

Counsel for the Crown.
Mr. ATTORNEY-GENERAL,

Mr. Wood,
Mr. Law,

Mr. FIELDING,
Mr. GARROW,
Mr. ADAM,

Mr. AeBOTT.

Solicitor.
Mr. WEBB, Solicitor for the Affairs of His Majesty's Treasury,
Counsel for the Earl of Thanet, Mr. Ferguson, and Mr. O'Brien,
Mr. ERSKINE,

Mr. BEST, and
Mr. GIBBS,

-Mr. M'INTOSH.
Solicitor, Mr. Lowron.
Counsel for Mr. Browne, Mr. Rous.

Solicitor, Mr. FOULKES.
Counsel for Mr. Thompson, Mr. RAYNI.

Solicitor, Mr. BONNEY.

AND

IN THE KING'S BENCH,

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1799.

THE KING,

VERSUS

SACKVILLE'EARL OF THANET, AND OTHERS.

The Information was opened by Mr. Abbort, and is as follows:

KENT, to wit. Be it remembered, that Sir John Scott, Knight, Attorney General of our present Sovereign Lord the King, who for our faid Lord the King in this behalf prosecuteth, in his proper person cometh here into the Court of our faid Lord the King, before the King himself at Westminster, on Wednesday next after three weeks of the Holy Trinity in this fame term ; and for our said Lord the King giveth the Court here to understand and be informed, that heretofore, to wit, on Monday the twenty-first day of May, in the thirty-eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, now King of Great Britain, and so forth, a special session of oyer

terminer and gaol delivery was holden by adjournment in and for the county of Kent, at Maidstone, in the faid county, 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 said 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 faid Lord the King, assigned, by letters patent of our faid Lord the King

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