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. 1834 Excerpt: ...believe that he was under. I shall, as I have told you before, repeat the foregoing question to you till you give a' distinct answer to it; and I ask again, did you ever believe in your own mind, or ever suppose in your own mind, for one moment, that Richard Rostron was past the age of twenty-one? You will remember last night that I told you, in the presence of Mr. Hughes, that in examining you this morning I should put you to your oath, and that I recommended you to consider seriously concerning the evidence which I should this morning require of you regarding Messrs. Goodwin and Hughes' mill before you came, in order that you might have every opportunity of saving your conscience. I care nothing about your believing the certificate, and about your having asked the spinner whether the boy was above twenty-one years of age, nor about the boy having told you so; I require an answer as to the belief on your own mind, and conveyed9n the very words in which I proposed the question, and according to the answer that you give I shall follow up my examination by questioning you as to your suspicion respecting the age of Richard Rostron. I now repeat the question in the same words as before. Question read over again to witness, "It must have been perfectly apparent to you," &c. Paper here handed to witness with the question, which he repespd in his answer as follows: Upon my oath, when I saw Richard Rostron in Messrs. Goodwin and Hughes' mill a month ago, and when I have seen him every other subsequent time, I have believed in my own mind for a moment, and I have supposed in my own mind for a moment, that Richard Rostron was past the age of twenty-one years. Have you always and at every moment from the time that Richard Rostron came to work at Messrs. ...
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