John Harris, Royal Offences > seditious words, 8th September 1714.

Reference Number: t17140908-26
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 .


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