Trials for High Treason, in Scotland (Volume 1); Under a Special Commission, Held at Stirling, Glasgow, Dumbarton, Paisley, and Ayr, in the Year 1820

 
9781154103342: Trials for High Treason, in Scotland (Volume 1); Under a Special Commission, Held at Stirling, Glasgow, Dumbarton, Paisley, and Ayr, in the Year 1820

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825. Excerpt: ... EVIDENCE FOR THE CROWN. John Ren Nig, residing at Smithy hill, in the Parish of Kilsyth, and County of Stirling, Cattle-dealer--sworn. Examined by Mr Solicitor-General. Q. Are you a private in the Kilsyth troop of Yeomanry? A. Yes. Q. Were you so in the beginning of April last I A. Yes. Q. Do you recollect having gone along with that troop to a place called Bonnymuir? A. Yes. Q. On what day was that? A. On the 5th of April, I think. Q. Will you state what took place when you went there along with your troop? A. We went up there--there was a number of men there on the back of the dike; and before we went within the distance, they commenced firing, about an hundred yards or near. Q. The men you speak of came up close to the other side of that dike? A. Yes. Q. And they then commenced firing? A. Yes, they then commenced firing. Q. Look at the man at the bar--was he among the number of people there? A. Yes. Q. How was he employed--what was he doing? A. He had a pike, I think, to the best of my judgment. Q. Was he active in using it? A. I am sure I could not say as to that. Q. Look among the other men that you see at the bar there--were any of the other men there? A. I saw this fellow here--this one here (Baird)--and this one (Murchie)--here is another--this fellow here (M'Culloch.) Lord President. Do you recognise any more? Mr Serjeant Hullock. It is not material, my Lord. Lord President. No: there are none of the rest at present upon their trials. Mr Solicitor-General.--How were they armed--what arms had they i A. This fellow here (Baird) had a short pistol--this fellow (Murchie) had a gun. Q. Had the rest pikes, or what? A. This fellow who is here had a pike (M'Culloch.) Q. What happened next after they fired upon you from the other side of the dike--did you...

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