AFTERMATH OF A VENAL FACTOR

ID: 26121
£125.00
A narrative of procedure before the Court of Session, and circumstances connected therewith in the trial of John Hay,

TRIAL: John HAY,, A narrative of procedure before the Court of Session, and circumstances connected therewith in the trial of John Hay, who was prosecuted at the instance of the Lord Advocate of Scotland, and without the verdict of a jury, sentenced to four months imprisonment, by the judges of the Court of Session ..... Edinburgh: printed by D. Webster and Son .... for John Hay. 1822.

8vo., viii + 123 + (1) + 115 + (1)pp., a very good copy, untrimmed, in the original blue-grey boards, tan paper spine (partly defective) and old printed label.

First edition.

Having failed for years to recover property that had belonged to his wife when a minor because the Court of Session had appointed a factor who for eleven years refused to render an account, Hay became embroiled in lengthy and acrimonious proceedings before Lord Succoth that resulted in the charge that he had written, transmitted, or published injurious accusations against him. This work, dedicated to Robert Peel, the Home Secretary, sets out these circumstances and the extended trial that followed.