Friday, 4 January 2013

4th January 1813: Henry Hobhouse updates the Home Office about the progress of the York Special Commission


Jan. 4. [1813]
Dear Sir,

The Grand Jury have found a true Bill for the murder, & we immediately applied to the Court to try tomorrow. The Application was resisted upon an Affidt stating want of preparation in the Prisoners, & an Attempt was made to postpone the Trial until Friday. In the Result the Judges fixed it for Wednesday morning. The Consequence is that we must fill up tomorrow with some other case. We shall take care to select one in which the murderers are not implicated.

Mr. Justice LeBlanc was in Court, but was extremely unwell. I wish he may not be knocked up.

I am
Yrs faithfully
H. Hobhouse

[To] J Beckett Esq

This letter can be found at HO 42/132.

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