Miscellanies, Critical, Imaginative, and Juridical Volume 1; Contributed to Blackwood's Magazine

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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. 1855 Excerpt: ...found with the bones, and eleven years was not, I should think, a sufficiently long space of time to admit of woollen clothes decaying or mouldering away so entirely, as to leave no trace of them--not even buttons of bone or metal--with the exception of one large flat button, which was found at or near the ...
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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. 1855 Excerpt: ...found with the bones, and eleven years was not, I should think, a sufficiently long space of time to admit of woollen clothes decaying or mouldering away so entirely, as to leave no trace of them--not even buttons of bone or metal--with the exception of one large flat button, which was found at or near the spot, and not answering to the description of any belonging to Huntley, and possibly there by mere accident. If Huntley had been shot, his clothes must have been stained and steeped in blood, and the safety of the murderer or murderers would require the destruction of such evidences of their guilt. Now, several witnesses speak to the fact of Goldsborough's being seen alone a day or two after Huntley's disappearance, in his house, late at night, with a large fire (in the first week of August) burning something that gave out a strong "smell of woollen burning." May these have been the bloody clothes of Huntley? To proceed. The prisoner, seen in Huntley's company up to within a few hours of his sudden and total disappearance, is seen, the day but one afterwards, laying out £7 in the purchase of a cow, and in possession of both bank-notes and gold--having been, up to a very short time before, in the most abject poverty, and even destitution;--and, moreover, in possession of a large quantity of clothes belonging, unquestionably, and admittedly by the prisoner, to the missing man. This of itself, unexplained, is sufficient to raise a violent presumption of the prisoner's guilt. But here also great caution is necessary. "If a horse be stolen from A," says Sir Matthew Hale, "and the same day B be found on him, it is a strong presumption that B stole him. Yet I do recollect that, before a very learned and wary judge, in such an instan...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781151091192
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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