"With An Account Of Their Behaviour in Confinement And The Prayer Which They Put Up On The Scaffold" [Broadside]. [Murder]. Anderson, James [d. 1823]. Glen, David [d. 1823]. Execution of James Anderson and David Glen, Who Suffered at Ayr, On Friday the 12th of December, 1823, For the Murder of John M'Clure, While Returning from Ochiltree Sacrament to Ayr, With an Account of Their Behaviour in Confinement and the Prayer Which They Put Up on the Scaffold. Ayr, Scotland, Printed for the Booksellers, . 11" x 6-3/4" broadside backed onto 15" x 9-1/2" sheet. Single-column text below headline. Light browning, a few light spots to broadside, one of them affecting text, minor edgewear to backing sheet, "10" in early hand its upper right corner, clean cut near its head repaired on verso with archival tape. Rare. $1,250. * Anderson and Glen, men in their early 20s, attacked and killed John McClure, a church elder, while drunk. They were hanged and their bodies were "sent off to Edinburgh, under an escort, for dissection." This broadside presents these men as models of proper comportment for condemned criminals. It discusses their devotion to prayer, their deep contrition and admirable behaviour on the scaffold. A prayer for the benefit of the reader is included in the text. No copies located on OCLC. Library Hub locates 1 copy (National Library of Scotland).
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