The Bristol Riots: Their Causes, Progress, and Consequences

Gutch and Martin, 1832 - 403 sivua

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Sivu 226 - Our sovereign lord the king chargeth and commandeth all persons, being assembled, immediately to disperse themselves, and peaceably to depart to their habitations, or to their lawful business, upon the pains contained in the act made in the first year of king George, for preventing tumults and riotous assemblies. God save the king.
Sivu 224 - I wish to observe that the law acknowledges no distinction in this respect between the soldier and the private individual. The soldier is still a citizen, lying under the same obligation, and invested with the same authority to preserve the peace of the king as any other subject.
Sivu 226 - Act for preventing tumults and riotous 1 Geo. i. »t. 2. " assemblies, and for the more speedy and effectual punishing the rioters," it was amongst other things enacted, that if any persons to the number of twelve or more, being unlawfully, riotously, and tumultuously assembled together to the disturbance of the public peace...
Sivu 223 - ... all events, the assistance given by men who act in subordination and concert with the civil Magistrate will be more effectual to attain the object proposed, than any efforts, however well intended, of separated and disunited individuals. But if the occasion demands immediate action, and no opportunity is given for procuring the advice or sanction of the Magistrate, it is the duty of every subject to act for himself, and upon his own responsibility, in suppressing a riotous and tumultuous assembly...
Sivu 227 - Branch thereof, whether the same or any of them respectively shall then be in the Possession of the Offender, or in the Possession of any other Person, with Intent thereby to injure or defraud any Person, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.
Sivu 256 - That you, the said Stede Bonnet, shall go from hence to the Place from whence you came, and from thence to the Place of Execution, where you shall be hanged by the Neck till you are dead. And the God of infinite Mercy be merciful to your Soul.
Sivu 227 - ... aiding, or abetting such offender, shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer death as a felon.
Sivu 104 - HilTs-bridge, to stop the London mail." Davis took off his hat, put it on his umbrella, waved it, and cheered the mob, and said "Now d — n ye, we will have reform — this is what ought to have been done years ago." The prisoners being liberated, the next step taken was that of setting the prison on fire; and a black handkerchief having been tied to the weathercock on the top of the porter's lodge over the gateway, it seemed to be the signal for commencing operations; for immediately after, dense...
Sivu 196 - ... tending to create disturbance, they feel it will become their imperative duty to use all lawful means, for the apprehending and bringing to punishment all persons who may be found committing any breach of the peace, or other illegal act. " By order of the Mayor and Aldermen,
Sivu 228 - ... where the statute directs that, to complete the offence, it must have been done with intent to injure or defraud any person, there is no occasion that any malice or ill-will should subsist against the person whose property is so destroyed. It is a malicious act in contemplation of law, when a man wilfully does that which is illegal, and which, in its necessary consequence, must injure his neighbour; and it...

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