28 May 1889
Yesterday forenoon the clerk to the county magistrates at Liverpool received the following medical certificate in reference to the condition of Mrs. Maybrick, who is under arrest on suspicion of having caused the death of her husband by poisoning:-
"This is to certify that in my opinion Florence Maybrick, in her present condition, cannot be removed from here and undergo the strain of an inquiry without incurring grave risk of serious consequences on medical grounds. G. Beamish, medical officer. Her Majesty's Prison, May 26, 1889."
Mr. W.H. Anderson, J.P., Mr. Swift, clerk, Superintendent Bryning, and Mr. R.S. Cleaver, the prisoner's legal adviser, proceeded to the committee room at Walton Gaol, and Mrs. Maybrick, in charge of a female warder, entered the room. She was dressed in mourning, but presented no symptoms indicating physical ailment. Superintendent Bryning then charged her with having murdered her husband, the late Mr. James Maybrick, at Garston on the 11th inst. Acting under the advice of Mr. Cleaver, she made no reply, and was formally remanded until Monday next.