Offence: Royal Offences > seditious words
Verdict: Not Guilty > non compos mentis
John Harris , was indicted for speaking scandalous Words relating to her late Majesty, viz. God d - n the Queen, she may kiss my A - se . The Evidence was a Constable, who swore, That the Prisoner came raving and swearing along the Street late at Night; and among others, us'd the Words in the Indictment; whereupon he thought it his Duty to secure him. It appear'd upon his Trial, that he was somewhat Lunatick, and had been under Cure for the same; whereupon he was acquitted .