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James Redpath, The Public Life of Captain John Brown, Chapter 2: Judicial alacrity. (search)
s around puzzled, overcome by the abstract nature of the proposition? Judge. This man will be hung if you find him guilty. Will that certainty of his being hung prevent you from finding him guilty, if the evidence convinces you he is so? Juror. (Catching the idea.) No, sir — no, sir. Judge. Very well, sir; you can take your seat as a juror. Mr. Botts, who had solemnly promised to John Brown to defend him faithfully, did not fulfil this moral and professional obligation, for a jury was obtained without delay and without any objection on his part. The names of these unfortunate men They were — Richard Timberlake, Joseph Myers, Thomas Watson, Jr., Isaac Dust, John C. McClure, William Rightsdale, Jacob J. Millar, Thomas Osborne, George W. Boyer, John C. Wiltshare, George W. Tapp, and William A. Martin. were announced, but they were not sworn till the following day. At five o'clock, the prisoner was carried over to jail on his cot, and the Court adjourned till morni