Scene.--COURT OF THE KING'S BENCH. Sir Harry Vane, wife, daughter and son; Chief Justice Forster, Sergeant Keelney, and attendants. "In conclusion, he put these questions to the court: 1. Whether the collective body of Parliament can be impeached of high treason* 2. Whether any person acting by authority of Parliament, can, so long as he acteth by that authority, commit treason* . . . On Wednesday, June 11, 1662, Vane was brought up to receive sentence. After the usual formalities, he was called upon to say why the sentence of death should not be passed upon him. Vane rose upon this, with an air which sufficiently indicated that he not only had something, but a good deal, to say why a sentence of death [should] not be passed upon him . . . in which he finally prevailed . . . ." Vide Forster's "Statesmen of the Commonwealth," Life of Vane. [P. 4; excerpted from a detailed description of the historical circumstances of the event.]
Catalogue of Works of Art, in Paintings, Water Color and Other Drawings, Engravings, &c., belonging to James L. Claghorn. Philadelphia, 1869.
Artist address: Philadelphia.
Literature--Forster--Statesmen of the Commonwealth