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Record Number: 1146


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

This trial concerned with the manner in which William Hudson read the newspaper (or several) to other customers at the New London Coffee-house and the seditious comments he made on its content. For example, witness statement: John Leech: "Mr Hudson and Mr Pigot came into the London Coffee-house, between seven and eight o'clock, the 30th of September last, it was on a Monday evening, they had been in the house more than half an hour, and they had had three glasses of punch and began to be noisy, they called for several papers, in fact I believe all the papers, and as they called them they read different paragraphs from them and commented on the paragraphs as they went on..."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

30 Sep 1793

Country:

England

Time

evening: from 7pm for about two hours

Place:

city: London
specific address: New London Coffee House
other location: coffee house

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

William Hudson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

other customers in the coffee house


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Politics, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
newspapers of the coffee shop


Source Information:

Record ID:

1146

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 4 December 1793, Trial of William Hudson (t17931204-54),

Citation:

Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, 1 August 2006), 4 December 1793, Trial of William Hudson (t17931204-54), http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1146, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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