William Godwin's Diary


Sampson Perry (1747-1823?), owner and editor of The Argus, a radical newspaper, was charged with libel on the government in 1792. He fled to France and was declared an outlaw, but he returned to England in 1795 and was betrayed to the government. Perry’s technical objections to the charge of outlawry were heard on this day and were thrown out by the court on 9 February.

See The Times, 8 February and 10 February 1796 and DNB.