An Unrecorded Broadside? [Broadside]. [Manslaughter]. Thompson, Thomas. Account of the Awful Death of Patrick M'Connor, A Hewer in the St. Hilda Pit, South Shields, By Being Struck with a Pick, By Thomas Thompson, A Putter in the Same Pit, on Thursday, October 19, 1837. Gateshead: W. Stephenson, Printer, 1837. 13-3/4" x 6-1/4" broadside, bottom 1-1/2" folded, pasted to 13-1/2" x 8" sheet. Text in single column below headline. Light toning, bottom corners cropped (with no loss to text), a few minor chips and tears to sheet. A well-preserved copy. $1,250. * A quarrel took place in St. Hilda's mine pit between Thompson and M'Connor over a cart that resulted in M'Connor's death. His body was taken above ground where it was found that "the blow had been given with considerable force, as it had entered the right breast, and penetrated to the bowels, up to the very handle of the instrument..." Thompson, an 18-year-old, was found guilty of the manslaughter. This appears to be an unrecorded broadside. No copies located on COPAC or OCLC.
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