Charge of Mr. Gibbs to the Grand Jury at the Guildhall Bristol on Tuesday the 11th of April 1809.
Cumberland, George, 1754-1848, author, transcriber
1 leaf ; 23 x 36 cm folded to 23 x 18 cm.
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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.
Part of a collection of Cumberland Manuscripts purchased together by G.E. Bentley, Jr.
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Blake no.996O (Box 18)
Gibbs, Vicary, Sir, 1751-1820
Smith, Henry, Atty. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Priest, Richard, -1809 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Dueling -- England
Trials (Murder) -- England
Manuscript (incl. letter)