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Account of the Inquest...[Coal Mining Broadside]
Publisher: Stephenson, Gateshead;
Date of Publication: 1837
Stock Code: 5461
Broadside 370 x 156 mm. Single printed sheet with heading in bold type, mounted on paper. Folded near lower edge; vertical creasing near right hand edge otherwise clean. Overall a Very Good copy.
Detailed report on the manslaughter if Patrick M’Connor by fellow miner Thomas Thompson on Thursday October 19th 1837 at the St Hilda Pit in South Shields, including the verdict of the inquest stating that the pitmen quarrelled about a tram, and came to blows before Thompson struck M’Connor in the chest with his pick. The sensationalist tone of the piece provides a good example of how facts were presented at the time to the reading public.
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