Isaac Dalton.
1st May 1717
Reference Numbert17170501-54
VerdictGuilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment

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Isaac Dalton , of London, Printer , was indicted for Printing and Publishing a seditious Libel, in which are contained many false and scandalous Expressions against his Majesty, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and present Government , intitled, Advise to the Freeholders of England . Mr. Mexey deposed, That he being introduced by one Derbyshire, a fort of a Pacquet-Bearer from France to the Disaffected in England, went to Mr. Flint's Room in Newgate the 9th of Feb. last to get the Libel call'd The Battle of Sherifmore. That the Prisoner being there, ask'd him if he could not dispose of the Advice to the Freeholder ,&c. and that he sold him 10 of them at 18 d. a piece (being about the size of a penny Book) one of which he mark'd and was produced in Court. That they sent for Drink, where the Prisoner drank the Pretender's Health by the Name of James the IIId, and success to the King of Sweden's Expedition, saying, they would soon be here, and then they should be all glorious Fellows, and all have Commissions, and then he would be reveng'd of that Rogue Buckley. That the Prisoner asked him if he had any thing to print, telling him, if he had any thing to print against this damn'd Government he would print it. This was confirm'd by Captain Moor , who was present. The Evidence being full against the Prisoner, and he having nothing to say to invalidate it, the Jury found him guilty of Publishing this Libel.

[Fine. See summary.]

[Imprisonment. See summary.]


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