by Manuscript; Trial; Ireland
1807. I Am Inclined to Give Credit to Her Assertions" [Manuscript]. [Trial]. [Ireland]. [Account of a Rape]. [County Carlow, Ireland, June 25, 1807]. 11" x 7" leaf, docketed on verso. Horizontal fold lines, light browning and edgewear. Annotations by presiding magistrate to foot of recto and sections of verso. $1,500. * Made before magistrate Gilbert Fitzgerald, this appears to be testimony by Margaret Janson against Myles Barin in an apparently It reads, in part: "[Myles Barin] opened his small cloths, informant asked him what he was going to do to her he answered he would ride her then extending her legs and endeavouring to force something into her body and struggled with her near an hour." Fitzgerald notes: "I did not swear Informant to this Information, as she appeared to be entirely ignorant of the nature of an Oath, but the facts are strongly corroborated by other evidence and I am inclined to give credit to her assertions.
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