20th February 1793
Reference Numbert17930220-58
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceMiscellaneous > fine; Imprisonment; Miscellaneous > sureties

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253. HENRY DE La HAYE SYMONDS was indicted for publishing, and causing to be published on the 6th of August , a certain scandalous and seditious libel in a book, entitled the Rights of Man, part second; by Thomas Paine .

(The indictment was opened by Mr. Fielding.

(And the Case by Mr. Attorney General.)

The prisoner, by his Counsel, Mr. Raine, acknowledged himself GUILTY .

After which Mr. Raine addressed the Court in mitigation of his offence.


Tried by the London Jury before Mr. Justice GROSE.

Fined 20 l. Imprisoned for two years , and afterwards to find security for his good behaviour for three years, himself in 200 l. and two sureties in 100 l. each .

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