An historical account of the Luddites of 1811, 1812, and 1813, with report of their trials at York castle, from the 2nd to the 12th of January, 1813, before sir Alexander Thompson and sir Simon Le Blanc [a reissue of Report of proceedings under commissions of oyer & terminer and goal delivery, for the county of York, &c.].

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Página 121 - ... felony, shall itself amount to a capital offence ; that act of parliament, however, did not take place till a day after you had committed the offence. " Under all these circumstances, we feel it our duty to pronounce that judgment upon you which the law has provided, and in the extreme in which it is provided. The judgment of the court upon you, the prisoners at the bar, is, that you be severally transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years.
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