Charles Pamplin.
16th May 1678
Reference Numbert16780516-8

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The next was the eminent Tryal of Charles Pamplin for Murdering Lieutenant Charles Dalison , in which a great number of Witnesses were examined. First it was proved, that on Sunday the 28th of April last, about ten a clock at night Mr. Dalison neer his Lodging over against the Rose-Tavern in Covent garden , was mortally wounded being run in under the left Pap six inches deep: Who it was did it none saw, but two swore Mr. Dalison said it was Pamplin, and died within a quarter of an hour. A stick was taken up on the place, which 'twas proved the Prisoner had borrowed that morning.'Twas proved the day before he coming into a mans Chamber while he was asleep, took away a very long Sword and left his own in the room of it, which long Sword compared now with Mr. Dalisons, exceeded it a quarter of a yard in length, 'Twas also proved, the Prisoner had declared, Mr. Dalison had affronted him, and that he would be reveng'd; and that very morning he told one, he resolv'd to cudgel one that had abused him, and about ten or eleven a clock at night (just about the time Dalison was killed) he past by the same person in hast, and looking amazedly, said onely, He had met with him. That he was thereabouts till it was late walking up and down, did appear; nay, one woman swore that he confest he kill'd the Lieutenant, and at his taking in Jewen street he endeavour'd to flie, and said, He was a dead man. Upon all which, and divers other most violent Circumstances, being able to alleadge very little for himself, but rather what made against him, as that he was sure Mr. Dalison was kill'd after ten a clock, &c. he was found guilty of the Murder, and received Sentence of Death .

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