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j THE SWANSEA MURDERS.

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THE SWANSEA MURDERS. WE believe that we are right in saying that this fearful and melancholy tragedy received from the grand jury, the petty jury, the counsel, and the learned judge all the atten- tion that could possibly be bestowed on a subject. The grand jury returned a true bill, and the petty jury felt it their duty to return the awful verdict of guilty against both the prisoners. Leary, we believe, lias been reprieved during her Majesty's pleasure, and an order was left by Mr. Jus- tice Wightinan for the execution of Martin, upon whom, in all probability, the sentence will be carried into effect. We have taken some time to consider the evidence given at the trial, and we must confess that the more we consider it the more we doubt the truth. of Patrick Leary's account of the transaction. It is too tragic and minute in regard to Martin. to be above suspieioh, and somewhat too partial to Michael Leary to be straightforward. We do not mean to deny but that Martin had a hand in the sad events of the fatal night; but we believe in our conscience that Patrick Leary is in every respect as guilty as either or both of the two prisoners now under sentence of death, and we also believe this to be the opinion of many besides ourselves. As the case is involved in so much mystery—as no one, if we except the suspicious Leary, has pretended, to identify the hand which gave the fatal" blow-as his evidence is directly and flatly contra- dicted by other more unexceptionable witnesses—and as it must be a dreadful thing to hurry a fellow-being to eternity, at least without evidence the most positive and satisfactory, —we suggest to our fellow-townsmen the propriety of memo- rialising the Secretary of State on behalf of Martin. We think that all the ends of justice will be answered by his be- ing transported for life, and that all the risks and hazards of execution upon suspicious evidence will be likewise avoided. We hope our fellow-townsmen will lose no time this work of benevolence. Setting aside altogether the ques- tion of capital punishments, we tnink this is a case,in which all may agree to petition for,, It is a case alsq in which we can act will grace; there being no local or na- tional predilection in favour of the offender. We believe that tins course would meet with the approbation of most of the intelligent and influential inhabitants of the town and county, Let there be no time lost, to prevent if possible any further sacrifice of human life.

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REV. DR HAMILTON.

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