The Trial of Daniel Disney, Esq., Captain of a Company in His Majesty's 44th Regiment of Foot, and Town-Major of the Garrison of Montreal..

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Title
The Trial of Daniel Disney, Esq., Captain of a Company in His Majesty's 44th Regiment of Foot, and Town-Major of the Garrison of Montreal..
Abstract
An account of the trial of Captain Daniel Disney who, in 1767, was tried for the 1764 attack in Montreal on Thomas Walker, a merchant and justice of the peace, who strongly opposed the billeting of British troops in private residents. On December 6, 1764, a group of men, believed to be from the British garrison, attacked Walker and chopped off his ear. Four members of the garrison were charged and acquitted in 1765. The case was re-opened in 1766 and six other men, including Disney, were charged. The trial of Disney in 1767 resulted in his acquittal.
Place
Quebec
Publisher
Brown and Gilmore
Date
1767
Language
en
Notes

The complete title of the book is: The trial of Daniel Disney, esq ; captain of a company in His Majesty's 44th Regiment of foot, and town-major of the garrison of Montreal, at the session of the Supreme-Court of Judicature, holden at Montreal, on Saturday the 28th day of February : and thence continued by adjournments to Wednesday the 11th day of March 1767, before the Honourable William Hey, esq ; Chief-Justice of the Province of Quebec, upon an indictment containing two charges, the one for a burglary and felony, in breaking and entering Mr. Thomas Walker's house, at Montreal, on the night of the 6th day of December, in the year 1764, with an intention to murder the said Thomas Walker, the other for feloniously and of malice aforethought cutting off the right ear of the said Thomas Walker, with intention thereby to disfigure him, against the form of the statute of 22 and 23 Car. II, cap. i, in that case made and provided.

Citation
The Trial of Daniel Disney, Esq., Captain of a Company in His Majesty’s 44th Regiment of Foot, and Town-Major of the Garrison of Montreal.. Quebec: Brown and Gilmore, 1767.
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