Book #67457
Execution of John Barnet Who Suffered at Aberdeen on Friday the 6th. Broadside, Execution, John Barnet.

Execution of John Barnet Who Suffered at Aberdeen on Friday the 6th...

With a Curious Note of Local Pride [Broadside]. [Execution]. Barnet, John [d. 1818]. Execution of John Barnet Who Suffered at Aberdeen on Friday the 6th November, 1818, For Various Acts of Housebreaking and Theft, And His Body, Soon After it was Cut Down, Thrown Into the Sea!! [Aberdeen]: Printed for [John Muir?], [1818]. 8-1/2" x 7-1/2" broadside pasted to contemporary 15-1/4" x 9-1/2" sheet. Text in two columns below headline. Moderate toning and negligible light soiling to broadside, somewhat heavier along right-hand margin. $1,250. * Barnet "died with great struggle." Afterwards, his body was "cut down and conveyed, under the attending escort of the 88th Regiment, to a boat ready to receive it, in which it was carried out and sunk at sea." The broadside ends with a flourish of local pride. Quoting from the Aberdeen Chronicle, it states: "To the credit of this populous city and the three counties with which it is connected, for 27 years previous to the present, only three capital punishments have taken place here." No copies listed on OCLC.

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