THE FIRST UNITED IRISHMAN TO BE EXECUTED FOR TREASON

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An accurate and impartial narrative of the apprehension, trial, & execution on the 5th of June, 1798,

TRIAL: Sir Edward CROSBIE,, An accurate and impartial narrative of the apprehension, trial, & execution on the 5th of June, 1798, of Sir Edward William Crosbie, Bart. including a copy of the minutes of the proceedings of the court-martial, which tried him: together with authentic documents relating to the whole of his conduct, and the proceedings against him. Published, in justice to his memory, by his family. Bath, printed by R. Cruttwell ..... Dublin re-printer by William Porter. 1802.

8vo., xvi + 110pp., wanting the half-title, recently well bound in cloth, spine gilt lettered. A very good copy.

No earlier edition recorded.

Sir Edward William Crosbie (1755-1798) holds the distinction of being the first United Irishman to be executed for treason after the 1798 rebellion at Carlow, Ireland. (His younger brother, Richard, was Ireland's first balloonist). After the 1798 rebellion, Crosbie was executed for leading the United Irishmen from his house, Viewmount, into Carlow. However, there seems to be some evidence to suggest that Crosbie's conviction was a miscarriage of justice. The present 'narrative', apparently put into print by Sir Edward's family and friends, certainly raises considerable doubt as to Crosbie's culpability.