9th September 1789
Reference Numbert17890909-50
VerdictNot Guilty > no prosecutor

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623. PETER, otherwise PHILIP, otherwise PATRICK, otherwise PAUL RYAN , was indicted for that he, together with two other persons, on the 8th of August last, on Matthew Leonard , in the peace of God, and our lord the King then being in a certain dwelling house; wilfully, feloniously, and maliciously, did make an assault; and that one JOHN BURKE RYAN, with force and arms, with a certain pistol, loaded with gunpowder and a leaden bullet wilfully and maliciously did shoot at the said Matthew Leonard , and that he the said Peter and another person, at the time of the felony aforesaid, were present, aiding, abetting, assisting, comforting, and maintaining the said JOHN BURKE RYAN , the felony aforesaid to do and commit .

Matthew Leonard , James Thomas , John Potts , and James Armstrong were called, and not appearing, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. RECORDER.

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