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The Daily Dispatch: July 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Yelverton marriage trial in Scotland. (search)
The Yelverton marriage trial in Scotland. --The London Times, June 15th, says: The process in the Court of Session relative to the question of a Scotch marriage does not promise to be speedily settled. Some time ago the Lord Ordinary remitted to Mr. Crichton, advocate, to take proof by commission in the case, and the proof for the pursuer (Miss Longworth, alias Mrs. Yelverton,) has been reported by the Commissioner, along with numerous appeals on both sides, as to questions refused dence of that character, and the effect of the judgment, it sustained, will be to admit some important testimony for the pursuer. The other point affects the right of the pursuer herself to be examined. In an action of this kind, by the law of Scotland, the parties themselves cannot be admitted to the witness' box, but the pursuer seeks to have her evidence received as to the loss of certain documents, with the view of being allowed to prove their contents by parole testimony. The Lord Ordina