An Account of the circumstances attending the imprisonment and death of the late William Millard; in which will be found details respecting the ... particulars of abuses of the funds of th

 
9780217268912: An Account of the circumstances attending the imprisonment and death of the late William Millard; in which will be found details respecting the ... particulars of abuses of the funds of th

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1825 Excerpt: ...of them as their regular and permitted perquisites; that this was not only known to the superior officers of the London Hospital, but was recognised and sanctioned by them, and that a prosecution against him by the managers of that Institution for the pretended offence of taking away bodies which were, by their connivance, regularly bought and sold, was at once unjust, cruel, hypocritical and treacherous. Millard then left Sir William Blizard, with the hope that his remonstrances had not been ineffectual. This impression was confirmed by a visit which he subsequently received from Hurst, the surgeon's beadle of the London Hospital, who called under the pretext of congratulating Millard on his liberation, and who took great pains to convince Mrs. Millard, (Millard himself being from home) that it was NOT the intention of the London Hospital to proceed further with the prosecution. This same assurance was repeated to Millard from various quarters, so that there are strong reasons for presuming that the managers of that Institution, in addition to their other generous and open-handed proceedings, set this report on foot in order to inveigle this unfortunate man into a dangerous security, and thus have him helpless and exposed to the efforts of their hostility. Influenced by these reports and assurances, he deferred giving instructions to the attorney employed for his defence, and, in consequence, had to labour under all the disadvantages of haste, and of being taken by surprise. The appeal came on for hearing before the magistrates of the quarter sessions, at Hicks's Hall, on the 11th of September, 1823. Mr. Law was employed as counsel by the London Hospital to support the conviction, and Mr. Adolphus was retained for the defence. The result was, that the conv...

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