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the wish and desire of the nation has irrevocably resolved, and from which nothing that can be written or discussed on the subject of Reform, can alter. Those principles are reduced to the following:
The Catholic, Apostolic, Roman Reli
The Supreme Governing Power of the kingdom, considering it to be its primary obligation to free the country from the evils which have until now afflicted it; all which have been occasioned by the arbi-gion, is the only Religion of the State.— trary laws to which it has been subject; pursuing the just and mild intentions of our very beloved king Ferdinand the 7th, who was desirous to re constitute the Monarchy, re-establishing in it the National Representation of its ancient Cortes, desir-rated, ous that the nation should take before the eyes of Europe and of the Universe, the noble and strong acts of a people worthily and legally constituted, desirous that this great work should be performed, which the circumstances command, and the herole sacrifices of the peop e require, anxious that it should approach to that degree of perfection which men are allowed to obtain, when they proceed with good faith, and with a desire of doing right, has decreed as follows:
1st. All wise Spaniards who have meditated on projects of Reform with respect to the constitution of the kingdom in general, as well as on the particular branches of public administration, are invited by the Junta to communicate their ideas with full liberty, and as they may judge may answer best for the good of their country. 2nd. Those Writings shall be sent to the Junia through the Secretary's Office, within the term of two months from the date of this decree, and the authors wil subscribe their names, or a mark by which they may be known in proper time.
3rd. These Writings after being examined in a summary way, the writers of those which are found to be really useful by the observations, or by the knowledge they contain, shall be called upon, in order to take a part in the Commissions of Reform, which shall be immediately created.
4th. These Commissions shall be presided each by a member of the Junta, and in them will be examined and prepared the works which are to be presented for approbation.
The constitution of Spain is to be a monarchy, hereditary in Ferdinand the 7th, his descendants, and those called by the Law to succeed them.--The nation is to be governed henceforward by the Laws freely delibeand administered-there shall be a National Cortes, in the manner and form which may be established, taking into consideration the difference and alterations which have taken place since the time when they were lawfully held.—Our Americas and other colonies shall be the same as the Metropolis in all Rights and Constitutional Prerogatives.-The reform which our legal codes, administration, and recovery of public rents, and every thing belonging to the direction of commerce, agriculture, arts, education, as well national, marine, and warlike, are to undergo, shall be only and exclusively directed to obtain the greatest ease, and the better illustration of the Spanish people, so horridly teazed until now.
7. The nation which shall be legally and solemnly constituted from On that day, the General Cortes of the Spanish monarchy, after being so long neglected, shall micet together for the first
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The SIXTH PART of the above Work was published on Thursday the 1st instant. One Part will appear, with the greatest regularity, on the first of each succeeding Month. Those Subscribers who have expressed their intention of taking the Work in Quarterly Volumes, are respectfully 5th. The Projects approved of by the informed that the Second Volume is now Janta shall be presented to the National ready for delivery. In order to remove all Sanction, and from it will receive the cha-professional doubts, as to how far this new racter, the authority, and the force of law. and enlarged Edition of the State Trials 6th. The Junta does not anticipate its may, with safety, be cited as authority in judgment, to prepossess the public opinion the Courts, and relied on as of equal auwith respect to these projects, it only be-thenticity with the former, I think it right lieves that it ought to announce from this to state, that it is intended to be a literal moment certain principles, upon which transcript of the last edition, as far as that
edition extends; that where I have inserted fuller and better reports of any Cases, or of any parts of Cases, the text of the
tion of the State Trials: printed in the Year 1781.
old Edition will nevertheless be retained; STATE TRIALS IN THE REIGN OF
HENRY THE SECOND.
Proceedings against Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, for High Treason, 1163. [N.]
and that the new matter will be distin-
guished in a manner not to be mistaken,
and be distinctly pointed out in the Table
of Contents to each volume. In the last
Volume will also be given what I call a PA-
RALLEL INDEX, consisting of two Columns;
in the first of which will be inserted, in 2. Articles of Accusation against Hubert De
their order, the numbers of all the Pages
in the last Edition; and in the other, cor-
respondent figures shewing in what Vo-
lume and Page of the present Work the
contents of each page of the last Edition 3.
will be found; by means of which Pa-
rallel Index, the place in this Work of any
passage occurring in the last Edition, may
be ascertained with nearly as much ease
and expedition as if the paging of that
Edition were preserved; which, it is ob-
vious, would be perfectly impracticable,
considering the valuable mass of new mat-
ter to be introduced.
To such Gentlemen as may happen to be in possession of curious Trials, or of documents relating to Trials of the description of those to be contained in this Work, I shall be much obliged for a communication of them. If the document, or paper, whether in print or manuscript, be requested to be preserved, great care shall be taken of it.
The following is a List of the Articles contained in the First and Second Volumes; from which it will be seen, that of the 126 Trials or Proceedings, of which they consist, Fifty-nine never before came into any collection.
The new Matter is marked [N.]
CONTENTS OF VOL. I.
Prefaces to former Editions of the State Trials.
Mr. Salmon's Preface to the first Edition of
the State Trials, in four volumes folio:
printed in the year 1719.
Mr. Salmon's Preface to the case of Ship
Money, which was printed in a separate
volume, by way of Supplement to the first
Mr. Emlyn's Preface to the second Edition of
the State Trials, in six volumes folio:
printed in the year 1730.
Preface to the seventh and eighth volumes of
the State Trials: printed in the year 1735. Preface to the Ninth and Tenth Volumes of the
State Trials: printed in the year 1766.
Mr. Hargrave's Preface to the Fourth Edition
of the State Trials, in Ten volumes folio:
printed in the year 1775.
Mr. Hargrave's Preface to the Eleventh (or
Supplemental) Volume of the Fourth Edi-
Burgh, with the Answers of Master Laurence, Clerk of St. Alban's, on behalf of Hubert de Burgh, earl of Kent, 1239. [N.]
EDWARD THE FIRST. Proceedings against Piers Gaveston, 1307, [N.]
EDWARD THE SECOND. Proceedings against Hugh and Hugh le Despenser, 1320. [N.]
Proceedings against Adam de Orleton, bishop of Hereford, for Treason, 1323. [N.] Proceedings against Thomas Earl of Lancaster, for Treason, 1327. [N.] Proceedings against King Edward the Second, 1327. [NT]
EDWARD THE THIRD.
Impeachment of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March, for Treason, 1330. [N.] Proceedings against Thomas de Berkele, før the Murder of King Edward the Second, 1331. [N.]
Proceedings against John Stratford, Archbishop of Canterbury, for Treason, 1841.
Proceedings against John Wickliffe, for
Heresy, 1977. [N.]
RICHARD THE SECOND.
Proceedings in Parliament against Alexander Nevil, Archbishop of York, Robert Vere, Duke of Ireland, Michael de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, Robert Tresilian, Lord Chief Justice of England, and Nicholas Brambre, some time Mayor of London, and Others, for High Treason, 1388. Impeachment of Thomas Fitz-Alan, Archbishop of Canterbury, of High Treason, 1397. [N.]
Impeachment of Thomas Duke of Glouces ter, Richard Earl of Arundel, Thomas Earl of Warwick, Thomas Mortimer, and Sir John Cobham, knight, of High Treason, 1397. [N.]
HENRY THE FOURTH. 15. Articles of Accusation against Richard the Second, King of England, 1899, [N] 16. Proceedings against John Hall, for the Murder of Thomas Duke of Gloucester, 1399. [N.]
17. Proceedings against William Sautre, for Heresy, 1400. [N.]
18. Trial and Examination of Master William Thorpe, Preste, for Heresye, before The mas Arundel, Archbishop of Canterbury: written by himself, 1407.
19. Proceedings against John Badby, for He-
resy, 1409. [N.]
HENRY THE FIFTH.
20. Trial and Examination of sir John Old-
castle, Lord Cobham, for Heresy, before
the Archbishop of Canterbury: 1409.
HENRY THE SIXTH.
21. Proceedings, upon an ex post facto Act,
against sir Jolin Mortimer, for making his
Escape from Prison, 1424. [N.]
22. Proceedings against Henry Beaufort, bishop
of Winchester, for High Treason, 1426,
23. Proceedings against William de la Polc,
Duke of Suffolk, for High Treason, 1451.
24. Proceedings against George Duke of Cla-
rence, brother to king Edward the Fourth,
for Treason, 1478. [N]
25. Trial of Sir William Stanley, knight, for
High Treason, 1494.
26. Trial of Sir Thomas Empson, knight, and
Edmund Dudley, esq. for High Treason,
27. Trial of Edward Duke of Buckingham,
for High Treason, 1522.
28. Proceedings relating to the Dissolution of
the Marriage between Henry the Eighth
and Catherine of Arragon, 1528. [N.]
29. Proceedings against Thomas Wolsey, Car-
dinal and Archbishop of York, upon a
præmunire, and for other offences, 1529.
30. The Trial of sir Thomas More, knt. Lord
Chancellor of England, for High Treason,
in denying the King's Supremacy, 1535.
31. The Trial of John Fisher, bishop of Ro-
chester, before Commissioners of Oyer and
Terminer, at Westminster, for High Trea-
32. The Trial of William Lord Dacres of the
North, for High Treason, in the Court of
the Lord High Steward, 1535.
33. The Trials of Queen Anna Boleyn, and
her Brother Lord Viscount Rochford, for
High Treason, in the Court of the Lord
High Steward; and also of Henry Norris,
Mark Smeton, William Brereton, and sir
Francis Weston, before Commissioners of
Oyer and Terminer, for the same Offence,
34. Proceedings against Thomas Cromwell,
Earl of Essex, for High Treason, 1541. [N.]
35. The Trial of Lord Leonard Grey, at West-
minster, for. High Treason, 1541.
36. The Trial of sir Edmond Knevet, at Green-
wich, for striking a person within the
King's Palace there, 1541.
37. Proceedings against Queen Catherine IIow-
ard, for Incontinency, 1542. [N.]
38. The Trial of Henry Earl of Surrey, for
High Treason, with the Proceedings against
his Father, Thomas Duke of Norfolk, for
the same Crime, 1546.
Proceedings against Various Persons in the
Reign of Henry 8, for Treason, in denying
the King's Supremacy; and other capital
Crimes, principally relating to Religion.
EDWARD THE SIXTH.
Proceedings in Parliament against Sir Tho-
inas Seymour, knt. Lord Seymour of Sud-
ley, for High Treason, 1549.
Proceedings in Parliament against Edward
Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector, for
Misdemeanors and High Treason, 1550.
Proceedings in Parliament against Edward
Duke of Somerset, for High Treason and
Felony, at Westminster, 1551.
Proceedings concerning the Non-Confor-
mity in Religion of the Lady Mary, Sister
of King Edward the Sixth, afterwards
Queen of England, 1551. [N.]
Proceedings against Stephen Gardiner,
Bishop of Winchester, for opposing the
Reforination of Religion, and disobeying
the King's Orders and Injunctions respect-
ing the same, 1551. [N.]
Proceedings against Edmund Bonner, Bi-
shop of London, for opposing the Refor-
mation of Religion, 1550. [N.]
Proceedings against sir James Hales, Jus-
tice of the Court of Common Pleas, for
his Conduct at the Assizes in Kent, 1553.
Proceedings against Lady Jane Grey, and
Others, for Treason, 1553. [N.]
Arraignment and Execution of Henry Grey
Duke of Suffolk, 1553. [N.]
49. Trials of John Dudley Duke of Northum-
berland, William Parr Marquis of North-
ampton, and John Dudley Earl of War-
wick, for High Treason, in the Court of
the Lord High Steward, at Westminster :
and also of Sir John Gates, Sir Henry
Gates, Sir Andrew Dudley, and Sir Tho-
mas Palmer, at Westminster, for the same
50. Proceedings against Thomas Cranmer Arch-
bishop of Canterbury, for Treason and
Heresy, 1556. [N.]
The Arraignment of Sir Thomas Wyat,
knt. at Westminster, for High Treason,
The Trial of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton,
knt. in the Guildhall of London, for High
Treason: Together with the Proceedings
against sir Nicholas Throckmorton's Jury,
The Trial of James Earl Bothwell, for the
Murder of Henry Lora Darnley, Husband
of Mary Queen of Scots, at the Senate
House of Edinburgh, 1567.
54. The Trial and Sentence of William Powrie,
George Dalgleish, John Hay younger of
Talo, and John Hepburn of Bowton, con-
cerning the Murder of Henry Earl Darn-
ley, Husband of Mary Queen of Scots:
with their Examinations, Depositions, and
Confessions: as also, the Declaration of 73.
Nicholas Hubert, a Frenchman, cominonly
called Paris, in relation to that Murder,
and other matters, 1567.
55. Trial of the Earl of Mortoun, for the Mur-
der of Henry Lord Daruley, Husband of
Mary Queen of Scots, 1581. [N.]
56. The Trial of Thomas Howard Duke of
Norfolk, before the Lords at Westminster,
for High Treason, 1571.
57. The Trial of Mr. Robert Hickford, (Servant
of the Duke of Norfolk), at the Queen's
Bench, for High Treason. 1571.
58. The Arraignment of Edmund Campion,
Sherwin, Bosgrave, Cottam, Johnson,
Bristow, Kirbie, and Orton, for High Trea-
son, 1581. [N.]
59. Arraignment, Judgment and Execution of
John Story, or Treason, 1571. [N.]
60. The Trial of Dr. William Parry, at West-
minster, for High Treason, 1584.
61. Inquisition of a Jury of the City of London
before the Coroner, had upon occasion of
the Death of the Earl of Northumberland:
with a Report of his Treasons, 1585. [N.]
62. Proceedings against Anthony Babington,
Chidiock Titchburne, Thomas Salisbury.
Robert Barpewell, John Savage, Henry
Donn, and John Ballard, at Westminster,
for High Treason, 1586
63. The Trial of Edward Abington, Charles
Tilney, Edward Jones, John Travers, John
Charnock, Jerome Bellamy, and Robert
Gage, at Westminster, for High Treason,
64. Proceedings against Mary Queen of Scots;
for being concerned in a Conspiracy
against Queen Elizabeth; with things pre-
vious thereto, and necessary to introduce
and explain those Proceedings, 1586.
65. The Arraignment of William Davison (Se-
cretary of State to Queen I lizabeth) in
the Star-Chamber, for Misprision and Con-
66. The Trial of Philip Howard, Earl of Arun-
del, before the Lords, for High Treason,
67. The Arraignment of Sir Richard Knightly,
and Others, in the Star-Chamber, for
maintaining seditious Persons, Books, and
68. The Trial of Mr. John Udall, a Puritan
Minister, at Croydon Assizes, for Felony,
69. The Trial of Sir John Perrot, Lord Deputy
of Ireland, at Westminster, for High Trea-
tain Thomas Lee, at the Sessions-house
near Newgate, for High Treason, 1600.
The Trial of Sir Christopher Blunt, Sir
Charles Davers, Sir John Davis, Sir Gilly
Merrick, and Henry Coffe, at Westmin-
ster, for High Treason, 1600.
JAMES THE FIRST.
The Trial of Sir Walter Raleigh, knt. at
Winchester, for High Treason, 1603.
The Frial of Sir Griffin Markham, kot. sir
Edward Parham, knt. George Brooke,
esq. Bartholomew Brookesby, esq. Antho-
ny Copley, William Watson, Priest, and
William Clarke, Priest, for High Treason,
at Wit.chester, 1603.
Proceedings in a Conference at Hampton
Court, respecting Reformation of the
Church, 1604 N.]
The Case between Sir Francis Goodwin
and Sir John Fortescue, relative to a Re-
turn for the County of Buckingham, 1604.
The Case of Mixed Money in Ir land, 1605.
Articuli Cleri: Articles (so int.tled by
Lord Coke) of Complaint against the
Judges of the Realm; exhibited by Ri-
chard Bancroft, Archbishop of Canter
bury, in the name of the whole Clergy.
1605. Together with the Answers there-
unto by all the Judges and Barons [N.]
The Trials of Robert Winter, Thomas Win-
ter, Guy Fawkes, John Grant, Ambrose
Rookwood, Robert Keyes, Thomas Bates,
and Sir Everard Digby, at Westminster,
for High Treason, being Conspirators in
the Gunpowder-Plot, 1606.
The Trial of Henry Garnet, Superior of
the Jesuits in England, at the Guildhall of
London, for High Treason, being a Con-
spirator in the Gunpowder Plot, 1606.
A true Report of the Arraignment, Tryall,
Conviction and Condemnation, of a Po-
pish Priest, named Robert Drewrie, at the
Sessions-house in the Old Baylic, on Fri-
day and Wednesday, the 20th and 24th of
February, 1607 [N]
The Case of Impositions, on an Informa
tion in the Exchequer by the Attorney-
General against Mr. John Bates, Mer-
84. The Conviction and Attainder of Robert
Lalor, Priest, being indicted on the Sta-
tute of the 16th Richard II. cap. 5: Com-
monly called, The Case of Præmunire in
The Case of the Postnati, or of the Union
of the Realm of Scotland with England,
The Trial of George Sprot, in Scotland, for
High Treason, in conspiring with John
Earl of Gowrie, to murder King James I.
The Process and Trial of Robert Logan,
of Restalrig, for High Treason, in con-
spiring with John Earl of Gowrie, to mur
der King James I. 1609.
38. The Trial of Lord Balmerinoth, at St. An-
drews, for High Treason, 1609.
89. The Case of Proclamations, 1610 [N.]
90. The Cases of Bartholomew Legat and Ed-
ward Wightman, for Heresy, 1612 [N]..
91. The Earl of Shrewsbury's Case; or the
Case of Dignities, 1612 [N.]
92. The Arraignment and Confession of the
Lord Sanquire, (who, being a Baron of
Scotland, was arraigned by the name of
Robert Creighton, esq.) at the King's-
bench Bar, in Westminster-hall, the 27th
of June, for procuring the Murder of John
Turner, a Master of Defence, whom he
'caused to be shot with a Pistol by one
Carliel, a Scottish-man, for thrusting out
one of his Eyes in playing at Rapier and
3. Proceedings against Mr. James White-
locke, in the Star-Chamber, for a Con-
tempt of the King's Prerogative, 1613.
94. Proceedings against Mary Countess of
Shrewsbury, before a Select Council, for a
Contempt in refusing to answer fully be-
fore the Privy Council, or to subscribe
her Examination, 1612.
95. Case of Mr. William Talbot, on an infor-
mation ore lenus, for maintaining a Power
in the Pope to depose and kill Kings,
96. Proceedings between the Lady Frances
Howard, Countess of Essex, and Robert
Earl of Essex, her Husband, before the
King's Delegates, in a Cause of Divorce,
97. The Earl of Northampton's Case, 1613 [N.]
98. Proceedings against Dr. Richard Neile,
Bishop of Lincoln, for Words spoken in
the House of Lords, 1614 [N.]
99. The Case of Edmund Peachain, for Trea-
son, 1615 [N.]
100. The Case of John Owen, otherwise Col-
lins, for Treason, 1615 [N.]
101. Proceedings against John Ogilvie, for
High Treason, at Glasgow, in Scotland,
102. The Case of Mr. Oliver St. John, on an
Information ore tenus, in the Star-Cham-
ber, for writing and publishing a Paper
against a Benevolence collected under
Letters of the Privy-Council, 1615.
103. The Trial of Richard Weston, at the
Guildhall of London, for the Murder of
Sir Thomas Overbury, 1615.
104. The Trial of Anne Turner, Widow, at
the King's bench, for the Murder of Sir
Thomas Overbury, 1615.
105. The Trial of Sir Jervis Elwes, knt. Lieu-
tenant of the Tower, at the Guildhall of
London, for the Murder of Sir Thomas
106. The Trial of James Franklin, at the
King's-bench, for the Murder of Sir Tho-
mas Overbury, 1615.
107. The Arraignment of Sir Thomas Mon-
son, knt. at the Guildhall of London, for
the Murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, 1615.
108. The Trial of the Lady Frances Countess
of Somerset, for the Murder of Sir Thomas
109. The Trial of Robert Carr, Earl of Somer-
set, for the Murder of Sir Thomas Over-
110. The Proceedings against Sir John Hollis,
Sir John Wentworth, and Mr. Lumsden,
in the Star-Chamber, for traducing the
Public Justice, 1615.-
111. The Case of Duels: or Proceedings in
the Star-Chamber, against Mr. William
Priest, for writing and sending a Challenge,
and Mr. R. Wright for carrying it, 1615.
112. The Case of Mary Smith, for Witchcraft,
113. Proceedings against Mr. Wraynham, in
the Star Chamber, for slandering the
Lord-Chancellor Bacon of Injustice, 1618.
114. The Case of Williams, of Essex, for
Treason, 1619 [N.]
115. Proceedings in Parliament against Francis
Bacon Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Al-
baus, Lord Chancellor of England, upon
an Impeachment for Bribery and Cor-
ruption in the Execution of his Office:
And also against Dr. Theophilus Field,
Bishop of Llandaff, 1620.
116. Proceedings in Parliament against Sir
Giles Mompesson, a Monopolist and Pa-
tentee, 1620 [N]
117. Proceedings in Parliament against Sir
Francis Michell, a Monopolist and Pa-
tentee, and Co-partner with Sir Giles
Mompesson, 1621 [N.]
118. Proceedings against Sir Henry Yelverton,
the King's Attorney-General, for Misde-
meanors, 1621 [N.]
119. Proceedings in Parliament against Sir
John Bennett, knt. for Bribery and Cor-
ruption, 1621 [N.]
120. Proceedings in Parliament against Ed-
ward Floyde, for scandalizing the Princess
Palatine, 1621 [N.]
121. Proceedings against George Abbot, Arch-
bishop of Canterbury, for the killing of
Edward Hawkins, one of the Lord Zouch's
Keepers, 1621 [N.]
122. Proceedings on the Impeachment of the
Lord Treasurer Middlesex, for High Crimes
and Misdemeanors, 1624 [N.]
123. Proceedings in Parliament against Sa-
muel Harsnet, Bishop of Norwich, tor Ex-
tortion and other Misdemeanors, 1624 [N.]
CHARLES THE FIRST.
124. Proceedings in Parliament against Ri
chard Mountague, Clerk, for 'publishing
a factions and seditious Book, 1625 [N.]
125. Proceedings in Parliament against the
Duke of Buckingham, the Earl of Bristol,
and the Lord Conway, for High Crimes
and Misdemeanors, 1626 [N.]
126. "Case of George Abbot, Archbishop of
Canterbury, for refusing to licence a Ser-
mon preached by Dr. Sibthorpe, in order
to promote the Loan anu to justify the
King's imposing Public Taxes without con-
sent of Parliament, 1027 [N.]