Four Interesting English Cases Tried in 1737, Three Concerning Soldiers, One a Cattle Thief [Trials]. [Great Britain]. [Three Cases Concerning Soldiers, One Concerning a Cattle Thief]. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1737. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Five pamphlets, two relating to the same trial, bound into nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over pebbled cloth, tiny blank label to foot of front board, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, sections of backstrip lacking from spine ends, front board detached, rear board partially detached. Light toning to text, light foxing in places, light soiling to title pages, each with a number in an early hand, the first with a small later library stamp. $950. * Only editions. The cases of Porteous, Haunt and McAdams and Long involve murders committed by members of the army. Laidly's case involved cattle theft and assault. Contents: 1. Porteous, John, Defendant. Authentick Extract of the Proceedings in the Trial of Capt. John Porteous, Laid Before the House by the Duke of Newcastle, March the 3d, 1736. [ii], 68 pp. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) T22797. 2. Haunt William, Defendant. Authentick Coppie of the Tryal of William Haunt, Dragoon, Anno 1711. Laid Before the House, Pursuant to Their Lordships Order for that Purpose, 18 Aprilis, 1737. 28 pp. ESTC T22794. 3. McAdams, Thomas, Defendant. Long, James, Defendant. Extract of the Proceedings Before James Graham of Airth, Esq; Judge of the High Court of Admiralty in Scotland, In the Action at the Instance of Duncan Forbes, Esq; His Majesty's Advocate, And Mr. Hugh Forbes, Advocate, Procurator Fiscal of the Said High Court, Against Thomas Mc Adams Souldier, And James Long Corporal in the Regiment of Foot Commanded by Colonel _____ Hamilton. Laid Before the House Pursuant to Their Lordship's Order April 18, 1737. 47,  pp. ESTC T33912. 4. Long, James, Defendant. McAdams, Thomas, Defendant. Authentick Extract of the Proceedings Before the Court of Justiciary, In the Suspension of the Sentence of Death Pronounced by the Judge of the High Court of Admirality [sic], Against James Long and Thomas McAdams, Laid Before the House, Pursuant to Their Lordships Order, 18 Apri.
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