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Trial of Duncan Terig, alias Clerk, and Alexander Bane Macdonald for the Murder of Arthur Davis, Sergeant in General Guise's Regiment of Foot   By: (1771-1832)

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TRIAL OF

DUNCAN TERIG ALIAS CLERK, AND ALEXANDER BANE MACDONALD,

FOR THE MURDER OF

ARTHUR DAVIS, SERGEANT IN GENERAL GUISE'S REGIMENT OF FOOT.

JUNE, A.D. M.DCC.LIV.

EDINBURGH: PRINTED BY BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY. 1831.

TO

THE MEMBERS OF THE BANNATYNE CLUB,

THIS COPY OF A TRIAL, INVOLVING A CURIOUS POINT OF EVIDENCE, IS PRESENTED

BY

WALTER SCOTT.

FEBRUARY, M.DCCC.XXXI.

Transcriber's Note: Letters that are printed as superscript are indicated by being preceeded by a caret (^).

THE BANNATYNE CLUB.

M.DCCC.XXXI.

SIR WALTER SCOTT, BAR^T.

[PRESIDENT.]

THE EARL OF ABERDEEN, K.T. RIGHT HON. WILLIAM ADAM, LORD CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF THE JURY COURT. JAMES BALLANTYNE, ESQ. SIR WILLIAM MACLEOD BANNATYNE. 5 LORD BELHAVEN AND STENTON. GEORGE JOSEPH BELL, ESQ. ROBERT BELL, ESQ. WILLIAM BELL, ESQ. JOHN BORTHWICK, ESQ. 10 WILLIAM BLAIR, ESQ. THE REV. PHILIP BLISS, D.C.L. GEORGE BRODIE, ESQ. CHARLES DASHWOOD BRUCE, ESQ. THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH AND QUEENSBERRY. 15 JOHN CALEY, ESQ. JAMES CAMPBELL, ESQ. HON. JOHN CLERK, LORD ELDIN. WILLIAM CLERK, ESQ. HENRY COCKBURN, ESQ. 20 DAVID CONSTABLE, ESQ. ANDREW COVENTRY, ESQ. JAMES T. GIBSON CRAIG, ESQ. WILLIAM GIBSON CRAIG, ESQ. HON. GEORGE CRANSTOUN, LORD COREHOUSE. 25 THE EARL OF DALHOUSIE. JAMES DENNISTOUN, ESQ. ROBERT DUNDAS, ESQ. RIGHT HON. W. DUNDAS, LORD CLERK REGISTER. CHARLES FERGUSSON, ESQ. 30 ROBERT FERGUSON, ESQ. LIEUT. GENERAL SIR RONALD C. FERGUSON. THE COUNT DE FLAHAULT. HON. JOHN FULLERTON, LORD FULLERTON. LORD GLENORCHY. 35 THE DUKE OF GORDON. WILLIAM GOTT, ESQ. SIR JAMES R. G. GRAHAM, BAR^T. ROBERT GRAHAM, ESQ. LORD GRAY. 40 RIGHT HON. THOMAS GRENVILLE. THE EARL OF HADDINGTON. THE DUKE OF HAMILTON AND BRANDON. E. W. A. DRUMMOND HAY, ESQ. JAMES M. HOG, ESQ. 45 JOHN HOPE, ESQ. COSMO INNES, ESQ. DAVID IRVING, LL.D. JAMES IVORY, ESQ. THE REV. JOHN JAMIESON, D.D. 50 ROBERT JAMESON, ESQ. SIR HENRY JARDINE. FRANCIS JEFFREY, ESQ. LORD ADVOCATE. JAMES KEAY, ESQ. THOMAS FRANCIS KENNEDY, ESQ. 55 JOHN G. KINNEAR, ESQ. [TREASURER.] THE EARL OF KINNOULL. DAVID LAING, ESQ. [SECRETARY.] THE EARL OF LAUDERDALE, K.T. THE REV. JOHN LEE, D.D. 60 THE MARQUIS OF LOTHIAN. HON. J. H. MACKENZIE, LORD MACKENZIE. JAMES MACKENZIE, ESQ. JAMES MAIDMENT, ESQ. THOMAS MAITLAND, ESQ. 65 THE HON. WILLIAM MAULE. GILBERT LAING MEASON, ESQ. VISCOUNT MELVILLE, K.T. WILLIAM HENRY MILLER, ESQ. THE EARL OF MINTO. 70 HON. SIR J. W. MONCREIFF, LORD MONCREIFF. JOHN ARCHIBALD MURRAY, ESQ. WILLIAM MURRAY, ESQ. JAMES NAIRNE, ESQ. MACVEY NAPIER, ESQ. 75 FRANCIS PALGRAVE, ESQ. HENRY PETRIE, ESQ. ROBERT PITCAIRN, ESQ. ALEXANDER PRINGLE, ESQ. JOHN RICHARDSON, ESQ. 80 THE EARL OF ROSSLYN. ANDREW RUTHERFURD, ESQ. THE EARL OF SELKIRK. RIGHT HON. SIR SAMUEL SHEPHERD. ANDREW SKENE, ESQ. 85 JAMES SKENE, ESQ. GEORGE SMYTHE, ESQ. EARL SPENCER, K.G. JOHN SPOTTISWOODE, ESQ. THE MARQUIS OF STAFFORD, K.G. 90 MAJOR GENERAL STRATON. SIR JOHN ARCHIBALD STEWART, BAR^T. THE HON. CHARLES FRANCIS STUART. ALEXANDER THOMSON, ESQ. THOMAS THOMSON, ESQ. [VICE PRESIDENT.] 95 W. C. TREVELYAN, ESQ. PATRICK FRASER TYTLER, ESQ. ADAM URQUHART, ESQ. RIGHT HON. SIR GEORGE WARRENDER BAR^T. THE VENERABLE ARCHDEACON WRANGHAM. 100

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

SIR SAMUEL SHEPHERD,

THIS CURIOUS TRACT, RESPECTING PERHAPS THE ONLY SUBJECT OF LEGAL ENQUIRY WHICH HAS ESCAPED BEING INVESTIGATED BY HIS SKILL, AND ILLUSTRATED BY HIS GENIUS,

IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED, BY HIS AFFECTIONATE FRIEND, AND MUCH OBLIGED HUMBLE SERVANT,

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