Resource: When Horatio Nelson met William Garrow…
Garrow: “Is he a man, from your knowledge of him, likely to commit a deliberately foul murder?”
Nelson: “I should as soon suspect myself because I am hasty, he is not.”
No, this is not an excerpt from a future script of “Garrow’s Law” (*hinthint*) – it’s a quote from a historic document. In 1787 (if I read that correctly), Nelson gave evidence for one of his sailors and was then sworn-in and cross-examined by William Garrow.
Please click below to read more about this case at The Garrow Society:
If you’d like to read the complete record of this case, you can do so at
I can’t be the only one who would love to see that case in on TV…!