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Some Account of John Sherry, Who Was Executed - Broadside; Execution; Scotland - 1815. [1197979]
1815. "A Warning to the Profligate" [Broadside]. [Execution]. [Glasgow, Scotland]. Some Account of John Sherry, Who Was Executed in Front of the New Jail of Glasgow, On Wednesday the 1st of November, 1815, Pursuant to His Sentence, For Highway Robbery, On the Road from Glasgow to Paisley, On the 19th May Last. Glasgow: Printed by T. Duncan, 159 Saltmarket, [1815]. 11-1/4" x 6-1/2" broadside mounted on 11-1/2" x 7" similarly colored leaf. Main text in two columns. Lightly browned, minor crease to lower right corner, otherwise fine. A well-preserved item. $500. * An account of an otherwise-decent Irish weaver, a recent immigrant with a wife and five children, who "fell prey to bad company." His story is cast as a cautionary tale: "It is hoped that the fate of this unfortunate young man will be a warning to the profligate, and open their eyes to a sense of the dreadful situation they place themselves in when they forsake the paths of honourable industry to procure a wretched and ignoble subsistence by robbing others on the public highways."
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