In the King’s Bench. Between Thomas Redford, plaintiff; and Hugh Hornby Birley, Alexander Oliver, Richard Withington, and Edward Meagher, defendants, for an assault on the 16th of August. Report on the proceedings on the trial of this cause at Lancaster … and the judgement of the Court of the King’s Bench in Easter Term following … Taken from the short-hand notes of Mr. Farquharson.

Manchester, Wheeler, 1822.

8vo, pp. [4], [4 (index)], v-xx, 632; folding map, foxed, offsetting to half-title; edges slightly dusty, but a very good, clean copy, uncut and largely unopened in original drab boards, rebacked, spine labels.

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In the King’s Bench. Between Thomas Redford, plaintiff; and Hugh Hornby Birley, Alexander Oliver, Richard Withington, and Edward Meagher, defendants, for an assault on the 16th of August. Report on the proceedings on the trial of this cause at Lancaster … and the judgement of the Court of the King’s Bench in Easter Term following … Taken from the short-hand notes of Mr. Farquharson.

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First edition of this report of the private prosecution brought by Thomas Redford, a hatter from Middleton and a flag-carrier at the St. Peters Field meeting , against members of the Yeomanry, including Hugh Hornby Birley who led the charge. It contains numerous eyewitness reports of the Peterloo massacre. The suit failed, representing the final exoneration of Birley.

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