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Trial of Duncan Terig, alias Clerk, and Alexander Bane Macdonald

for the Murder of Arthur Davis, Sergeant in General Guise's Regiment of Foot

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Published: 1831
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,378 / 59 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 873
Added to site: 2008.07.27
mnybks.net#: 21601
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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The most rational supposition seems to be, that the crime had come to M'Pherson, the ghost-seer's knowledge, by ordinary means, of which there is some evidence, but desiring to have a reason for communicating it, which could not be objected to by the people of the country, he had invented this machinery of the ghost, whose commands, according to Highland belief, were not to be disobeyed. If such were his motives, his legend, though it seemed to set his own tongue at liberty upon the subject, yet it impressed on his evidence the fate of Cassandra's prophecies, that, however true, it should not have the fortune to be believed.

ABBOTSFORD, 18th March, 1830.


TRIAL OF

DUNCAN TERIG ALIAS CLERK, AND ALEXANDER BAIN MACDONALD,

FOR THE MURDER OF

ARTHUR DAVIES, SERJEANT

IN GENERAL GUISE'S REGIMENT OF FOOT.

JUNE, A.D. MDCC.LIV.


TRIAL OF

DUNCAN TERIG ALIAS CLERK,

AND ALEXANDER BAIN MACDONALD.

CURIA JUSTICIARIA S. D. N. Regis

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2016.03.06
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A short story about a murder in 1749 and how the ghost of the victim may have tried to point the finger at the murderer.


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