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Popham, Sir Home Riggs

By Authority.

A FULL AND CORRECT REPORT

OF THE

TRIAL

OF

SIR HOME POPHAM,

INCLUDING
THE WHOLE OF THE DISCUSSIONS WHICH TOOK PLACE
BETWEEN THAT OFFICER AND MR. JERVIS, THE COUNSEI.
FOR THE ADMIRALTY, WHO ACTED UPON THIS OC-
CASION AS PROSECUTOR, AND ALSO THE
OBSERVATIONS OF THE SEVERAL

MEMBERS OF THE COURT.

TOGETHER WITH

A PREFACE,

CONTAINING

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A further Vindication of Sir Home Popham, particularly against

certain Attacks made upon him since the Trial :

AND

AN APPENDIX,

IN WHICII ARE
Several important Documents, which have never been published;

and among others an interesting Letter from
Lord GRENVILLE to Sir HOME POPHAM.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. AND J. RICHARDSON, ROYAL EXCHANGE;

C. CHAPPLE, PALL-MALL:
And may be had of the Booksellers in the different Seaport Towns.

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DEDICATION.

This Book, the publication of which has been impeded by causes somewhat similar to those which led to the persecution of Sir Home Popham, is at length offered to the Public; and dedicated, with the utmost respect and regard, to

The Navy of England.

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PREFACE.

In the History of this Country, there has not perhaps occurred a trial which excited or involved an equal degree of public interest with that which forms the subject of the following sheets. It is material to public justice, as it must be desirable to public curiosity, that every particular, connected with such a trial, should be fully made known. Noindustry, therefore, has been remitted to render this edition complete. Every fact has been stated, every document has been introduced, that appeared at all necessary to elucidate the conduct, character, and views, of Sir Home Popham; and to explain the motive and object of those by whom the prosecution was instituted against him. Such a publication will, I have no doubt, be read with interest by every man at all concerned for the fame and glory of that profession of which Sir Home Popham has been long a distinguished member :---and of what materials must that Englishman be constructed, who does not feel a warm concern for any thing connected with the interest of a profession, the character of which forms the highest source of our national pride! Indeed, to whatever nation that man may belong, who contemplates the character

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