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PITT, Charles
Report of a trial upon an indictment for conspiracy, against six defendants, in the Court of King's Bench, at Westminster, Feb. 21, 1818. Petition and affidavits thereon, occasioned by an acquittal; and remarks of the public press ... The suppressed trial for conspiracy, in the Common Pleas, at Westminster, February 21, 1820. Being a civil action on the case for damages, ... Conducted in person by Charles Pitt, surveyor, Adelphi. ...
[London]: Printed by Joyce Gold, 103, Shoe-Lane. Published by the author; by Gold and Northhouse, booksellers and publishers; and may be had of all other booksellers in the United Kingdom, 1820.
[2], xvi, 97, [1] p. ; 21.1 cm. (8°)

The failure of Charles Pitt's prosecution of the Commissioners of the New (i.e. Regent) Street Act, in which he claimed that their agents (including the architect John Nash) had criminally conspired to refuse any applications for compensation in which he had acted as either the valuer or arbitrator, did not deter him from attempting to bring a subsequent civil action for damages, his petition for which was heard in the Court of Common Pleas on 21 February 1820. The latter, however, was equally unsuccessful, the Court finding 'no ground whatever for the motion, and that the Defendants if they had acted erroneously at all, did so in being too lenient in their treatment of Mr. Pitt.' (p. 24). The present compilation of the evidence, affidavits and petitions adduced in both actions, was no doubt intended to build on the moderately sympathetic notice that Pitt's case had received in The Examiner.

Copy Notes Bound with five other polemical pamphlets.

Binding C19th half calf, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'None Greater Than I &c. &c.', numbered '21' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 6d., 28 February 1832. (Archive 7/16/29 book binding, half bound lettd.)

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