Tuesday, 30 August 2016

30th August 1816: James Towle's execution delayed as he wins an appeal to the Court of Exchequer

On Saturday 31st August 1816, the Leicester Chronicle reported an update on James Towle's case:
A Respite for Towle.—The awful sentence of the law against this unfortunate man, is delayed being carried into effect until November next,—a respite for that purpose having yesterday been received by C. W. Pochin, Esq. High Sheriff.—It is conjectured, that the omission in the Indictment will be the subject of discussion in the Court of King's Bench, before the order for the prisoner's execution is finally issued.

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