The Reports of the Committee of Secrecy of the House of Commons, on the Papers Belonging to the Society for Constitutional Information, and The London Correspondence Society. SCOTTISH MARTYRS.
The Reports of the Committee of Secrecy of the House of Commons, on the Papers Belonging to the Society for Constitutional Information, and The London Correspondence Society.

The Reports of the Committee of Secrecy of the House of Commons...
The Reports of the Committee of Secrecy of the House of Commons, on the Papers Belonging to the Society for Constitutional Information, and The London Correspondence Society.

Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute and W. Creech, 1794.

Octavo, in a neat cloth binding, leather label.

Evidence used to incriminate for sedition

Important primary source for the sedition trials of the so-called Scottish martyrs, namely Thomas Muir, Maurice Margarot, Joseph Gerrald, William Skirving and the Reverend Thomas Fyshe Palmer. Printed in Edinburgh for the reading public, these reports were originally commissioned for the House of Commons, and collect a great deal of information and primary evidence used in the famous sedition trials. This book comprises both the first and second reports, in addition to the comprehensive appendices detailing papers found in the possession of members of the Society for Constitutional Information, and the London Corresponding Society. Much of this material was used to incriminate and charge those persons deemed seditious, who were ultimately transported to Botany Bay. The extent and intensity of the investigation sheds some light on the complex espionage deployed, and the widespread anxiety fermenting in the politically charged atmosphere of the late eighteenth-century.

Important primary source for the sedition trials of the so-called Scottish martyrs, namely Thomas Muir, Maurice Margarot, Joseph Gerrald, William Skirving and the Reverend Thomas Fyshe Palmer. Printed in Edinburgh for the reading public, these reports were originally commissioned for the House of Commons, and collect a great deal of information and primary evidence used in the famous sedition trials. This book comprises both the first and second reports, in addition to the comprehensive appendices detailing papers found in the possession of members of the Society for Constitutional Information, and the London Corresponding Society. Much of this material was used to incriminate and charge those persons deemed seditious, who were ultimately transported to Botany Bay. The extent and intensity of the investigation sheds some light on the complex espionage deployed, and the widespread anxiety fermenting in the politically charged atmosphere of the late eighteenth-century.
In his Bibliography of Australia, Ferguson accords this publication the headpiece of the Scottish martyr saga (see number 195), and includes an entire page of supplementary biographical and historical references.

Ferguson, 195; Goldsmiths, 16119 and 16121 (House of Commons printing).

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