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George Davis


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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     Reader/Listener/Group: George Davis      Print: Newspaper


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