A Horribly Botched Robbery of an Elderly Widow [Broadside]. [Executions]. Hills, James [d.1836]. Harley, William [d.1836]. Particulars of the Trial and Execution of James Hills and William Harley, Who Were Executed at Horsemonger-Lane Prison this Morning. [London]: Birt, Printer, 39, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials, . 14" x 8-1/2" broadside, text in two columns below headline and woodcut hanging scene, left margin reinforced on verso. Moderate toning, "April 11, 1836" in tiny contemporary hand below words "This Morning" in headline. $1,500. * Hills and Harley, accompanied by "William Fisher, alias Curly Bill," attempted to rob the house of a wealthy widow, Mary Ann Long, aged 66. Alerted by her barking dog, Long, along with her servants and a nephew armed with a sword and gun, attempted to repel the invaders. They succeeded, but the robbers injured Long, damaged her home and managed to steal a few of her items. After two minutes of deliberation, the jury acquitted Fisher and convicted Hills and Harley. No copies listed on OCLC or Library Hub.
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