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Broadside entitled 'Trial and Sentence'


Trial & Sentence

A full and particular account of the trial
tried at the High Court of Justicary
on Monday the 3d December, and was
found guilty of the crime of robbery
for which he was condemned to be exe-
cuted at Inverary on Friday the 18th of
January 1822. Also an account of the
trial of Donald McKenzie who was
sentenced to fourteen years transpor-

Donald Rankine was put to the bar, to receive sentence
in   consequence   of a   verdict   of guilty   of robbery   being
found against   him   at   the   Circuit Court of   Inverary,   but
remitted to   this Court to   try   the   validity of an   objection
made by the prisoners   counsel respecting an   error in the
date of the verdict and which had subsequently been decided.
After a subsequent address by the Lord Justice Clerk, and in-
formation given the panel, that the recommendation of mercy
should be transmitted to the proper quarter, he was sentenced
to be executed at Inverary on Friday, the 18th day of January
next, between the hours of 2 and 4 o'clock.-Rankine is sup-
posed to be a native of Glasgow, and was tried at Inverary
for the said crime, but in consequeance of an error being found
in the date of the verdict, he was remitted here for further

Donal McKenzie, painter in Edinburgh, was next put to
the bar, charged with robbing Lawrence Scotland of a gold
chain and seal at the foot of Brodie's close, Lawnmarket, on
the evening of the 19th September last. The panel pleaded
Not guilty. Mr Scotland gave evidence as to the robbery,
and identified the chain, seal, and key ; several other witnesses
were examined relative to the cricumstances attending the
robbery, among whome were a number of boys who gave
alarm, and otherwase aided in the apprehension of the panel,
The Jury commanded for a few minutes, and returned a
verdict of Guilty.

The Lord Justice Clerk commend the witness Peter Mill,
one of the boys who pursued the prisoner, for his conduct in
this respect, and observed that if all other boys were to fol-
lowed his example, he believed less depradations of this kind
would be committed.

He was sentenced to 14 years' transportation. Whereupon
the prisoner threw out some reflections aganst the Court; and
on retiring from the bar, exclaimed-" Justice! What a Court
of Justice!"

Edinburgh Printed for William Cameron.
Price one penny.

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Date of publication: 1822   shelfmark: L.C.Fol.74(074)
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