A Trial Concerning the Status of Catholics in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain [Trial]. Atchison, Thomas, Defendant and Compiler. Trial of Captain Thomas Atchison, Of the Royal Artillery, By a General Court Martial, At Malta; In Consequence of Having to be Exonerated from Firing Patteraro Salutes, And Tolling a Roman Catholic Bell, For the Church and Image Rites of Roman Catholic Priests. With an Appendix, Describing Those Rites of the Romish and Greek Churches which British Protestant Troops, Infantry as Well as Artillery, Were Required by the Priests to Attend and Assist; Also, The Nature of the Attendance and Assistance Consequently Ordered to be Given. With Official Documents on the Subject. London: Printed for Hatchard and Son, 1825. viii, 91 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges, front wrapper retained. Moderate edgewear and soiling, front wrapper detached and worn, "12" and owner signature in early hand at head, moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to heads of a few leaves above text, "From the Author" in contemporary had to verso of half-title. $500. * Only edition. Atchison was accused of imposing Catholic practices on the soldiers under his command. Found guilty by a court-martial, he was dismissed from the army. Atchison compiled this pamphlet to show he was the victim of anti-Catholic prejudice. OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Stanford, York). Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II: 1006.
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