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Huntsville Daily Democrat (AL)
Huntsville Daily Democrat (AL)
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Description: A Good Hit - During Trial of Speed

Date: January 18 1870

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison Co., AL Library

Page/Column: Page 2, Column 2

A GOOD HIT.—During the late trial of Speed—negro Legislator—for subornation of perjury, which was closely contested by Wm. P. Chilton, Jr., for the prosecution, and Judge Sam’l F. Rice for the defense, the following colloquy occurred, which was omitted in the account of the proceedings as published:
Judge Rice—“I suppose you will admit that Mr. Speed is a member of the Alabama Legislature?”
Mr. Chilton—“Yes, if for no other purpose, at tending to impeach the character of the defendant.”
The Sheriff gave an immediate order for silence to the bystanders, and the Judge appeared a “little pestered,” and for a time lost his “usual good humor.”—Montg. Adv.

Submitted: 12/27/17

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