"Dreadful Outrage" [Broadside]. [King, John (d. 1819)]. Dreadful Outrage. ?50 Reward. Sunderland, England: May 17, 1819. 13-1/4" x 8" broadside, pasted to plain sheet. Text in single column below headline. Moderate toning, faint horizontal and vertical fold lines, a few minor chips and tears and a few tiny holes to sheet, underlining and a few brief annotations in contemporary hand. $500. * This wanted poster was issued after the murder of James Hamilton, a watchman at Bishopswearmouth, and the theft of his watch, pistol, swordstick and greatcoat. A detailed description is given of the prime suspect, a mariner named John King. Perhaps owing to the information in this broadside, King was eventually tracked down, tried and executed. COPAC and OCLC locate 1 copy (Durham University).
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