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NARRATIVE OF FACTS,
RELATING TO A
Prosecution for High Treason;
ADDRESS TO THE JURY,
Which the Court refused to hear :
Attorney General, Lord Chief Justice Eyre, Mr. Ser-
and Vicary Gibbs, Esq.
AND THE DEFENCE
The Author had prepared, if he had been brought to Trial.
BY THOMAS HOLCROFT.
PRINTED FOR H. D. SYMONDS, PATERNOSTER-ROW.
12-30 - 40
WHILE imprisoned in Newgate, though thoroughly persuaded I should never be tried, I yet thought it a very serious duty to prepare for my Defence. It was accordingly written during my
detention and being first ready was first sent to the press. In point of order however it was necessary to be placed the last : this is the reason that the paging recommences with the Defence. It is likewise necessary to add, that it must be read under the supposition that the trial had proceeded, the witnesses had been heard, and that the pleadings of my counsel were finished; for under this supposition it was written.
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