Charge of Mr. Gibbs to the Grand Jury at the Guildhall Bristol on Tuesday the 11th of April 1809. 

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14067

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Title

Charge of Mr. Gibbs to the Grand Jury at the Guildhall Bristol on Tuesday the 11th of April 1809.

Date of Original

1809

Special Collection

Bentley-Blake Collection

Creator

Cumberland, George, 1754-1848, author, transcriber

Format

1 leaf ; 23 x 36 cm folded to 23 x 18 cm.

Storage Location

Rare Books Oversize

Notes

Transcript of Sir Vicary Gibbs' charge to the Grand Jury, which included George Cumberland, at the Guildhall, Bristol on April 11, 1809. Gibbs gives the jury his summation of the laws concerning duels. The postscript mentions that one of the cases before the Grand Jury is whether or not to pursue charges against Mr. Henry Smith, an attorney, who has fatally wounded in a duel, Mr. Richard Priest, a "woolen-draper & taylor [that is, tailor]", his second and the person or persons who encouraged the duel.

Holograph, signed.

Part of a collection of Cumberland Manuscripts purchased together by G.E. Bentley, Jr.

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Catalogue Number

Blake no.996O (Box 18)

Copyright

Public Domain

Subject

Gibbs, Vicary, Sir, 1751-1820
Smith, Henry, Atty. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Priest, Richard, -1809 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Dueling -- England
Trials (Murder) -- England
Grand jury

Sequence

0996O

Item

Manuscript (incl. letter)

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