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Record Number: 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

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/RED/record_details.php?id=25431, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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