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Colonial Cases

R v. Saunders [1874]

criminal appeal - assault

Supreme Court for China

Shanghai, 19 June 1874

Source: Supreme Court of China (Shanghai), Judges' Notebooks, The National Archives (U.K.), FO1092: 339, p 180

Regina v. George D. Saunders.

The defendant (late chief mate of the "Alhambra") was convicted before Mr. R. D. Mowat Law Secretary, on the 13th February last for having on the 3rd November 1873 assaulted one Frederick Danitz and was sentenced to one months imprisonment with hard labour.

On the application of his counsel, Mr. Litchfield, a special case was stated by Mr. Mowat for the opinion of the Supreme Court undetr Rules 332-8, and the defendant on the 25th February 1874 entered into a recognisance (without any security) in the sum of $100 to duly prosecute the appeal without delay and submit to the judgment of the Court thereon and pay any costs awarded against him and further to appear and receive judgment within two days after the said judgment shall have been given, unless the conviction is set aside.

The defendant has not prosecuted the appeal.

Let the recognisance be enforced. Deft. called in Court in the usual form.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School