The Trial and Conviction of that Infamous Hypocrite John Church
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Church burnt in Effigy! Rev. J. L.Garrett’s Vindi-
cation, the Whole of the Evidence, &c.&c.
Hay &Turner have had the affrontery to call their Scribble theonly Genuine
Edition! whereas, it is not so correct as
The SURREY TABERNACLE PREACHER,
BOROUGH-ROAD, ST. GEORGE’S FIELDS,
INCLUDING THE WHOLE OF
Tried before LORD ELLENBOROUGH, at the Surrey Assizes,Croydon,
Saturday, August 16, 1817.
TAKEN IN SHORT HAND.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
CONFESSIONS, NOTES OF ONE OF HIS SERMONS,
THE WHOLE OF
THE LOVE-LETTERS, &c. &c.
“Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees,Hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make oneProselyte; and, when he is made, ye make him two-fold morethe child of Hell than yourselves.”
“Ye Serpents! ye generation of Vipers! how can yeescape the damnation of Hell?”
St.Matthew, CHAP. xxiii. v. 15& 33.
Published by JOHN FAIRBURN, 2, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill.
THE KING v.JOHN CHURCH.
The Indictment charged, “Thatthe Defendant, late of the parish of St. Mary, Lambeth, in thecounty of Surrey, on the 26th day of September, in thefifty-seventh year of the reign of George the Third, with forceand arms, at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, inand upon one Adam Foreman, in the peace of God and our said Lordthe King, then and there being, did make an assault, and him, thesaid Adam Foreman, then and there did beat, wound, and ill treat,so that his life was greatly despaired of, with intent, that mosthorrid and detestable crime, (among Christians not to be named,)with the said Adam Foreman, against the order of nature, then andthere feloniously, wickedly, and devilishly, to commit and do, tothe great displeasure of Almighty God, to the great damage of thesaid Adam Foreman, and against the peace,” &c.
The Defendant pleaded NotGuilty.
Counsel for the Prosecution—Mr.
Counsel for the Defendant—Mr.
The Jury being sworn:—Mr.
May it please your Lordship, Gentlemen of the Jury—TheDefendant, John Church, stands indicted for a misdemeanour. He has pleaded Not Guilty, and your charge is to inquire whetherhe be Guilty or Not Guilty. Hearken to the evidence.
Mr. Marryatt then stated the case on the part of theProsecution; after which the court proceeded to call witnesses:the first witness called was
ADAM FOREMAN sworn.
Examined by Mr. Bolland.—Will be twenty the firstday of December next. Is an apprentice to Patrick, thepotter, of Vauxhall. Has
Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney.—The person, whoeverit was, opened the door and went out, afterwards shut the doorafter him. Saw him when he opened the door. There wasno light in the room. The light came from a lamp on theTerrace. The lamp is between five and six yards from thedoor on the Terrace. The Terrace on which witness’smaster’s house is situated, is a row of houses raised abovethe road. The lamp is upon the Terrace opposite thedoor. About five or six yards from the door. Thelight which it gives to the passage is through the fan-light overthe door. Did not see the face of the person. Sawthat the person had a shirt on. Was rather alarmed, wakedout of his sleep in this way. It was not long about. Witness don’t know how long he (Church) had been therebefore witness awoke. Witness went directly to West, whodirectly came with him and searched the house for thieves. Did not know whether any body had got in or not. Looked atevery chamber-door in the house except Mr. Church’s andwitness’s mistress’s. Looked at the door of Mr.Church and that of his mistress, but did not open them. They were both of them shut. Did not find any dooropen. Looked at all the doors in the house, and found themall shut. The maid servant’s door was on thejar. All the other doors were shut. After thatwitness and West searched the house all over. West stoppedwhile p. 10thewitness put on the remainder of his clothes, witness then wentback with West to the pottery, after having locked thedoor. Told West this story directly, told him that Mr.Church came down into his (witness’s) room and behaved in avery indecent manner, that he had laid hold of his private parts,&c. Did not search the house for thieves in particular;but searched if any body was in any of the rooms. Mr.Bolland here said, I asked you before whether you did notsearch the house for thieves; and you answered “Yes,”are you right or wrong in that?—I asked you before whetheryou and he did not search the house for thieves, and you told methat you did?—Witness answered, we searched the house: welooked all over it, to see if there was any body in any of therooms, but not for thieves in particular. Witness did notthink of thieves, because he knew who it was. Did not gointo the maid servants’ room; only looked in; having foundthe door open, looked in. The two maids slept in that room;one is witness’s sister. The door being ajar, witnesspushed it in a little, and saw they were abed. Did notspeak to them.
Re-examined by Mr. Bolland.—Witness did notsearch the house for thieves because he knew who the personswas. The reason of his searching the house was because hewished to be quite right before he made the accusation againstMr. Church. Witness and West found there was no other manin the house but Mr. Church. There was not any door orwindow open at which any other man could have come in. Thelight from the Terrace struck through the fan-light or windowover the door. It gives a pretty fair light to the hall, itshews a little light up the stairs. It was at the time theperson opened the door and went out that witness got this view ofhis person.
Examined by Lord Ellenborough.—