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Record 25431

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Witness statement in trial for treason: George Davis: 'Q. How came you to alter your mind? A. Through reading the newspaper this morning, and seeing the character the witness had yesterday, and 1 knew no one could bring such charges against me—it was from reading the account of the cross-examination of Powell—it occurred to me that he bore rather a bad character, and cut rather a bad figure—I did not want to bolster him up—I came to give the light evidence, because I thought the Jury would not believe Powell's statement to be true, as he bore such a bad character.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 18 Sep 1848
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:George Davis
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shoemaker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [newspaper]
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25431  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 18 Sept 1848, Trial of William Lacy, Thomas Fay, William Cuffei (t18480918-2181),

Citation: Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 30 April 2009), 18 Sept 1848, Trial of William Lacy, Thomas Fay, William Cuffei (t18480918-2181), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25431, accessed: 19 September 2019

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