Tuesd: 1 Febr: 1791.
And then, to prove that we have that power, he quoted
13 Geo. 3. C. 63. Sects 14 & 15
Charter pa. 37.
21 Geo: 3;
Mr. Burroughs spoke a few words on the same side, and the Court granted a
Rule to shew Cause why a criminal information should not be filed by the Clerk of the Crown against Valentine Cock for sending certain libelous & abusive letters & messages to Cha: Cockerell Esq provoking and challenging him to meet & fight a duel with the said V. Cock; - with Liberty to file a Supplemental Affidavit or Affidavits so as such supplemental Affidavit or Affidavits be pled and copies served oe week before the day of shewing cause.