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Rach
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online book problem

Post by Rach » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:53 pm

The family story was that Archibald Walker was a Chartistand had been transported to Australia. However I hadn't been able to prove anything. Recently I googled Archibald Walker Chartist and found an online book which I think was under a Chartist case but it froze on me. The short bit I did see was that Archibald resided now or lately at Bread Street. This is where he lived in Edinburgh. However I have tried this website again and I cannot access it without it freezing. Perhaps it is something I am doing/not doing. Please, will someone give it a try and see if they have better luck and if there is any more information about the case? Thanks.
This is the website:
Full text of "Reports of cases before the High Court and circuit ... http://www.archive.org/stream/cu3192401 ... 1_djvu.txt
Rae
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Names of interest: Perthshire- Taylor, McDonald, McRaw, Gould; Caithness- Cormack, Campbell, Sutherland; Berwickshire- Darling, Johnson, Whitlie, Forrest/Forrester/Foster, Barns/Barnes,Buglass/Bookless; Wilson, Thorburn, Cowe, Laing, Rae, Colven, Collin,

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Re: online book problem

Post by Anne H » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:17 pm

Hi Rach,

Sorry...I did give it a try and the page did open but then froze on me too, so no information for you. I don't know why, but this site always freezes on me.

Maybe someone else will have better luck.

Regards,
Anne H

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Re: online book problem

Post by LesleyB » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:33 pm

I think it might be something to do with the size of the files as they seem quite large - I was also having problems with this site a few weeks ago, but eventually saw the text I was looking for.
...& Sedition occupied as the office of the North British Express newspaper, and
within or near the room or hall abpve libelled in or near Infirmary
Street aforesaid, and within the house in Duncan Street, Drummond
Place, Edinburgh, then and now or lately occupied by him, or in one
or more of the said places, or at some other time within the period
above libelled, and at some other place, to the prosecutor unknown, the
said James Gumming did, wickedly and feloniously, combine and con-
spire with Henry Ranken, now or lately residing in or near Bishop's
Close, High Street of Edinburgh ; Robert Hamilton, now or lately re-
siding in or near Gilmore Street, Simon Square, Edinburgh ; John
Grant, printer, now or lately residing in or near Munro's Close, Ca-
nongate of Edinburgh ; Archibald Walker, now or lately residing in
or near Bread Street, Edinburgh ; Peter Duncan, a mason, now or
lately working in or near Dalkeith, in the county of Edinburgh, and
now or lately residing in or near Edinburgh ; the said James Smith,
now or lately residing in or near Rotten Row Street, Glasgow, or with
one or more of them, and with other persons to the prosecutor un-
known, calling themselves Chartists, to efiFect an alteration of the laws
and constitution of the realm, and particularly of the constitution of
the Commons' House of Parliament, the qualification for the franchise
required by law in the election of members of Parliament, the duration
of Parliaments, and other such changes in the laws and constitution of
the realm; desired and aimed at by him and his associates, and gene-
rally by the persons calling themselves Chartists ; and the said altera-
tions of the laws and constitution of the realm he and his said associ-
ates did combine and conspire to effect, not peaceably, lawfully, and
loyally, but by force and violence, or by armed resistance to lawful
authority ; and the said James Gumming did, on or about the 28th day
day of June 1848, and within or near the room or hall above libelled,
situated in or near Infirmary Street aforesaid, wickedly, feloniously,
and seditiously, attend and take the chair, and preside over the pro-
ceedings of the meeting above libelled of a great number of persons
convened and assembled as above libelled, as members of or for the
formation and enrolment of the said body calling itself a National
Guard, the same being, and by him known to be, an illegal and dis-
loyal body, formed or enrolled for the illegal and disloyal purposes
above libelled, or one or more of them ; and he did, then and there
circulate or distribute, or cause to be circulated or distributed and did

AND CIRCUIT COURTS OF JUSTICIARY. 27

openly read, or cause to be read, in the presence and hearing of the No. 6.
said meeting, the printed or written placard above libelled ; and he did, q^^^^„
then and there, while in the chair of said meeting, hear, permit, and John Grant
sanction, a proposal or resolutiou to the effect, that the members of ana Others.
the Said National Guard should provide ^ themselves with guns and High Court,
pikes or other arms, which were intended, and by him known to be 1848."

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Re: online book problem

Post by JohnI » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:41 pm

Hello rach

Try this address:

http://www.archive.org/stream/cu3192401 ... 5/mode/2up

It should open very quickly.

johni

Rach
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Re: online book problem

Post by Rach » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:53 pm

Thank you all very much for your replies. That site had been driving me mad!
Thanks for your patience, Lesley. It looks as if I have tracked him down at last. Will see where I go from here.
That other address opened really quickly, thanks John. Will now go and have a proper look at it.
Rae
Names of interest: Perthshire- Taylor, McDonald, McRaw, Gould; Caithness- Cormack, Campbell, Sutherland; Berwickshire- Darling, Johnson, Whitlie, Forrest/Forrester/Foster, Barns/Barnes,Buglass/Bookless; Wilson, Thorburn, Cowe, Laing, Rae, Colven, Collin,

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Re: online book problem

Post by Falkyrn » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:27 am

If you go to http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924017183371 you will have the option to download or view the book in other formats including a pdf file .
~RJ Paton~

Rach
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Re: online book problem

Post by Rach » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:26 am

Thanks for that useful tip.
Rae
Names of interest: Perthshire- Taylor, McDonald, McRaw, Gould; Caithness- Cormack, Campbell, Sutherland; Berwickshire- Darling, Johnson, Whitlie, Forrest/Forrester/Foster, Barns/Barnes,Buglass/Bookless; Wilson, Thorburn, Cowe, Laing, Rae, Colven, Collin,

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