ard short-hand writer, Clifford's Inn, London. Printed in the year 1791. A copy of the booklet can be consulted at the Cardiff Central Library's Reference Department. Lazarus: a game of chance. In essence the game involved the dealer dealing the pack into any number of piles and the players placing sums of money on any one or two of those piles. The bottom card of each pile was then turned up. If the player's card was higher than that of the dealer he won the stake, if lower he paid the banker. Blanchard's description of the trial includes a de- tailed account of the rules of the game. Appendix B The Trial of John Webbom at Cardiff Great Sessions, 1799 John Webborn, a Rhossili farmer, was indicted at Great Sessions for the mur- der of his servant William Thomas, a child of eight or nine years of age, by depriving him of adequate food, clothing and accommodation. Webborn pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder, but was convicted on the evidence of eye-witnesses to his inhuman treatment of the boy, and sentenced to death. Shortly after the trial John Bird printed an account of the proceedings, entit- led: A short account of the trial of John Webborn who was found guilty at the late Great Sessions for the county of Glamorgan of the murder of Wm. Thomas his servant and who was executed in pursuance of his sentence on Friday March 26th at Cardiff. The booklet also includes Judge Hardinge's address to the court on passing sentence of death and 'An address to all inhuman masters and mistresses'. Bird dedicated the work to Judge Hardinge, Sheriff Goodrich and the gentlemen of the county who had composed the Grand Jury. A copy of the booklet can be consulted at the Cardiff Central Library's Reference Department. Appendix C The Court of Great Sessions and the Assize Courts The Court of Great Sessions for Wales was established in 1543 (27 Hen. VIII cap.26). Twelve of the thirteen counties of Wales were organised into four
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