HC Deb 12 June 1863 vol 171 cc808-9

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he will lay upon the Table a Copy of the Presiding Judge's Notes of the Evidence at the Trial of Jessie Maclachlan at Glasgow in September last? Those Notes were the only authentic record of the Trial; and, instead of them, there had only been produced a full Report of what took place upon the occasion with a description of the witnesses and of the sensation they produced in Court.


said, in reply, that the Report of the Trial he had produced was the only one he had in his possession. It was the work of a shorthand writer, and contained a full account of the proceedings. The Notes of a Judge only contained what he thought, important, and in no instance, as far as he (Sir George Grey) was aware, had such notes been produced.

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