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The Adams Centinel (Newspaper) - November 9, 1803, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
O. From and the first witness for the Crown was Pat. M ca6c, examined by the folic isor general he depo cd generally to the rebellious project undertaken by the insurgents of the of july. He wat a Confederate in and consulted by Many persons during the rebellion of 1798, though not an immediate therein. Friday the Aid of july he heard there would be a Riding on the following Day but riot then in formed of the particular object the in Furge ius had in View was told on the following morning what the purpose was for which the people were to meet on the evening of the Day. He met a party in a Field contiguous to the grand canal Jay which the whole pm left of their intentions was developed. The first place defined for an Experiment in Enterprise was to demo Misli the Barracks at hand Bridge after seizing the Arm. And ammunition therein which they expected could have been no More than powder can non and my facts. Their next object was the Magazine in the Park where they expected Gunpowder in Ancrun cd Nice afterwards Dublin cattle at the fide of ship Street was to be at tacked Many Othar place were Fet Down for destruction. Went Goranf Ford for scr according to appointment at 9 o clock on saturday evening hav ing previously received Blunderbuss remained there three quarters of an hour from thence a number of people proceeded in All i Ift ions Forth Mai of treat a few were armed with pikes but the greater number were unarmed till they arrived there at the depot of arms in Mafs Lane contiguous to the where they received numbers of pikes firearms and ammunition having been conducted thither by a Man who with great Zeal offered his services to numbers who complained they were not supplied with any weapons of he Faw the Rob afterwards in this narrow Lane top a Carriage which he concluded to have been a Road a base from whence they took a Box and trunk previous to which in distributing ammunition they grave him the witness forty Ball cartridges after there marching and counter marching the witness slated that he had retired to his own door in Francis Street where he stayed wait ing for Entrance until jul tick Drury a guard had seized on him and committed him to prison. On Cross examination by or. C. Ball it appeared that the witness in the midst of the plunder in which he was engaged with the rebellious party had exclaimed it is not plunder we want but Liberty did not know be ing still in custody whether the government would extend Pardon to him for the testimony he gave or not. Edward Wilfon eff. Chief peace officer and a magistrate of the county of Dublin dating his having been finc out that night upon a Strong charge from the super intendant magic rare and substantiated by h s evidence that part of the attorney general s statement which do scribed his attacking a furious mob in the Vicinity of Thomas Street near dirty Lane his receiving wound of a Pike from a rebel Leader whom he instantly hot dead witha pistol. Telix Brady a lieutenant and adjutant of the 2ift regiment proved that be had the command of a Parry con fitting of Between 40 and 50 men at the Barracks in Cork Street from on imitation of a threatening Riding. On the night of the 23d july Laft he went to inform the late Lieut. Colonel Browne who then commanded his regiment that a tumultuous mob had been in Thomas Forcet which caused the military Drums to beat to arms. A report had Alfo prevailed that the Fol Diers were Afaf fixated in All directions they took which caused him to take a rout with his party Over one of the Bridges of the grand canal through James s Forcet. The night was extremely dark. The first fun vicious per Fon he met was a Man Landing alone in the Middle of Thomas Street with a Pike whom he seized. Immediately after a bottle was thrown from a right hand window in Thomas Street and a hot was fired from an entry which wounded one of the party who died on sunday Laft. Heard an Huzzah from a few and a tumultuous no if As of a mob proceeding towards him whom he could nos fee the night being extremely dark. His party fired three follies after which they did not proceed above hic or fix perches when he Faw notwithstanding the dark cos of the night five men dead and one dying a great number of pikes lying near them. On Cross examination or. C. Ball put queries with a View to cell abolish an Between the witness s try Timony ref Efting the darkness of the night and the Post ability of his disco vering there persons lying on the ground Alfo the improbability of the party attending him coming on the other person they had seized without his knowledge while be had the Power to run away and dark As the night was represented to have been had a better Chance of perceiving a party of men Dre fled in Scarlet we re glittering arms than they could of Fible have of do crying him. The witness identified the prisoner As having been in the custody of his he did not fee him with a and heard him struggling with his men Endeavor ing an escape who would have hot him were it not for his the witness s occurred while they were conducting him to general Tox the commander in chief. James Scott a Corporal of the 2tft regiment identified this prisoner As one of the party of the incur genre whole person and voice he particularly recognized having heard him exclaim on the night Laid in the ind fitment to his rebel alb cites Royal Pikeman charge meaning the military of whom witness was one witness was of the second division of the party and very near the prisoner when he was seized and at the Fame time he Faw him throw away his Pike. Other wine fees recapitulated nearly three circumstances and the on of frequently detailed and commented of whom identified 3 papers of traitorous proclamations 8000 of which were found wet from the press with ammunition provisions scaling ladders grappling Irons lieutenant Coltman of path regi ment gave the above detail in which Captain of the Barrack division s exertions with the Brave Young officer s sagacity and address were conspicuous. The or Foner s defence con fitted of a speech at considerable length from his Council or. C. Ball who Endea voted to excite doubts in the minds of the jury and on that doubt to deduce a Var Daft of paid Many compliments to the moderation of the government and appealed to a similar principle in the minds of the jury. The prisoner he represented As a poor but honest and industrious Hawker of skins who had been that fatal evening pref led into the service of the insurgents. Certain evidences were adduced to prove an Alibi for him and others to give him a character. Lord Norbury summed up the Evi Dence having previously Laid Down the principles and practice in England ref Efting the statute of 25 Edward Iii. On High treason from certain lavs reports of great celebrity. Jury having retired about 15 minutes returned a at which the prisoner shewed a spec Les of levity bordering on Infinity if not the immediate result of intoxication. Fall goods. The subscriber presents his Fin Cere thanks to his friends and the Public for favours received and now would beg leave to notify them of an elegant Jafor Imant of Fafri Honable goods., which he is just opening in Millers town which will be Dildo fed of on terms truly advantageous and pleasing to the purchaser by their Friend and servant John m Ginley. Nov. R. 1803. Wanted. Fuff Cribar we fees to employ Al a few hands acquainted with the manufacturing of Sickles scythes serf to fugers or with the Blacksmith busing is. Generous wages will be Given to per Fons of sober and industrious habits others need not apply. James Brown. Big Spring Cumberland county october 25tb, 1803. Take notice second subscription to the Al Church erecting in Getty Burg for the Rev. Alexander Dobbin is now due. It is earnestly requested that subscribers would come Forward and pay their respective and thereby much oblige the undersigned. Hugh Ifni Woody. Samuel anew. November r. For Sale at this printing office Price 50 cents per dozen 6 cents single Manson s primer to which is added rhe Shorter catechism. A stray steer calf. Came to the Plantation of the sub., Scriber living in Strabane town ship Adams county Home time before Harvest red yearling steer with a blocked face and a Small Hole through the left ear. The owner is Cle fired to come prove property pay charges and take it away. John Semple. 1803. A runaway. T7f tas committed to the jail in Vav Gettysburg Adanis county on the 14th negro Calls himself w i l a fays he belongs to William a r Lin of Fairfax county matter is defined to come and take him away otherwise he will be discharged. John Murphy. October 1803, a Iti proclamation. Whereas the honorable John Joseph Henry eff. President of the several courts of common pleas in the counties corp owing the and Dif and Justice of the courts of Over and Ter Miner and general jail Deli very for the trial of All capital and other offenders in the Faid gift rift and William Gilliland John Agnew William Scott and William Crawford enquires judges of the courts of common fleas and jul flies of the courts of Oyer and Ter Miner and general jail delivery for the trial of All capital and other offenders in the county of Adams having issued their Precept bearing Date the z6th Day of aug Oft in the year of our lord one thousand eight Hundred three to me directed for holding a court of Over and Termi Ner and general jail delivery at the court Houfe in the town of Gettysburg on monday the 28th Day of november next. Notice is hereby given3 to All the justices of the peace the Coroner and constables within the Faid county of Adams that they be then and there in their proper persons with their Rolls records Inqui Fui on examinations and other remembrances to do those things which to their offices and in that behalf Apper Tain to be done and Alfo they who will prosecute against the prisoners that Are or then shall be in the jail of the Faid county of Adams Are to he then and there to prosecute against them As shall be Judi. Dated at Getty Burg the 3ifl Day of onto bar Anno Domini 1803. James Gettys sheriff. God fave the Commonwealth Public notice. Whereas application was made by petition of the administrators of Henry Baltzly deceased to the court of common pleas of Adams county Pennsylvania at the Laft a gift term to have the Lofs of the
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