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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    Irish Catholic Chronicle And People s News of the Week Dublin, Ireland Saturday, 9 November 1867 THE MANCHESTER SPECIAL COMMISSION ACQUITTAL OF THE PRISONERS.
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      Irish Catholic Chronicle And People's News of the Week
      Dublin, Ireland
      Saturday, 9 November 1867

      THE MANCHESTER SPECIAL COMMISSION
      ACQUITTAL OF THE PRISONERS.
      MANCHESTER, WEDNESDAY- The trial of the second batch of prisoners was
      concluded to-day. Mr. Justice Mellor's summoning up occupied two hours and a
      half. He carefully pointed out discrepancies in the evidence, telling the jury
      that the testimony of two of the witnesses, Kate Riley and Beck, the railway
      clerk, could not be accepted. The jury were absent nearly four hours, and
      returned into court with a verdict of "Not Guilty" against all the prisoners.
      They, however, remain in custody on one of the minor charges. At the close of
      the judge's summing up in the above court, Mr. Justice Blackburne sat alone, and
      another batch of Fenian prisoners were placed in the dock. Their names are Henry
      Wilson, Thomas Scatley, Michael Joseph Boylan, Michael Maguire, and Wm. Murphy.
      The Attorney General intimated that in the exercise of his discretion, he should
      for the present withdraw all the evidence against the prisoners now in the dock
      except Wilson. The others might be proceeded against hereafter on one of the
      minor charges. The other prisoners were then ordered to stand down. The court
      was occupied for the remainder of the day in hearing witnesses against Wilson.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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