Place Published: London
Date Published: 1891
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
SCARCE COPY OF THIS 1838 UPPER CANADA REBELLION UK TRIAL
6 x 9 inches disbound. 37 pages, printed in double columns.
Case of Leonard Watson and others; In the matter of Parker and others ; Reg. v Batcheldor. In the court of Exchequer in January and May of 1839. Writs of Habeas Corpus were issued by a judge in vacation for bringing up Leonard Watson and others, prisoners in the gaol of Liverpool. The keeper of the gaol brought up the prisoners, and returned in the case of each prisoner that by a statute of Upper Canada the Lt. Governor in council was empowered to grant a pardon on such conditions as might appear proper to such persons then under charge of high treason as should before arraignment confess guilt and petition for pardon; that the prisoner was so pardoned on condition of transportation to Van Diemen's Land; that for want of means to convey him thither directly he was first taken to Quebec, in Lower Canada, then embarked to England, and there kept in custody in the gaol of Liverpool while necessary preparations were made for transporting him to Van Diemen's Land.
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