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Item #74558 The Last Dying Speech of Charles Hussey, Who was Executed This Day. Broadside, Execution, Charles Hussey.

The Last Dying Speech of Charles Hussey, Who was Executed This Day...

"I Have Made My Peace with God" [Broadside]. [Execution]. Hussey, Charles [d.1818]. The Last Dying Speech of Charles Hussey, Who was Executed This Day for the Murder of Mr. Bird and his Housekeeper, Late of Greenwich. [London]: Cheap Printing Office, [1818]. 14-1/2" x 6-1/2" broadside, text in double columns below headline and woodcut vignette of execution. Light soiling and creasing, horizontal and vertical fold lines, light foxing to top quarter of sheet. Rare. $1,950. * Hussey confessed to stealing from the home of Mr. Bird, but strenously denied any involvement in the murder of Bird and his housekeeper. Despite this, he was convicted of murder and executed on August 3, 1818. Twenty-five years old at the time of his execution, he left behind a wife and child. This broadside is apparently unrecorded. No copies located on OCLC or Library Hub.

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