The LAST DYING MOMENTS Of BENJAMIN CAINES, And PATRICK DALTON, Who were executed at Gloucester, Saturday, Sept. 6, 1817. [Price One Penny. Execution Broadside, Benjamin Caines, Patrick - Subjects Dalton.
The LAST DYING MOMENTS Of BENJAMIN CAINES, And PATRICK DALTON, Who were executed at Gloucester, Saturday, Sept. 6, 1817. [Price One Penny

The LAST DYING MOMENTS Of BENJAMIN CAINES, And PATRICK DALTON, Who were executed at Gloucester, Saturday, Sept. 6, 1817. [Price One Penny

Bristol: Harry Bonner, Printer. [1817]. 1st Printing. Broadside. Woodcut [2-1/4" x 3"] of a hanged man, under title. 12" x 9-1/4". A fragile suvivor, with age-toning, soiling & edge chipping. Good. Item #43863

Caines was convicted of breaking and entering, to wit, the 'dwelling-house of Mrs. Sarah Prigg", and making off with a number of items, including 'plate'. Even though in the company of others, Caine was the only one identified, having lost his mask during the robbery, and subsequently identified by the victim's nephew.

Dalton, a seaman, was convicted for assault, and theft of a silver watch.

"After joining in a short prayer, they [Caines & Dalton] shook hands with each other, and the signal being given, they were launched into eternity."

While no copies of this broadside were found listed on OCLC, we do note Mr Bonner was the publisher of a number of similar publications, an apparent staple of his livelihood as a printer, with the earliest coming in 1810 [from Goucester], and the last 1821 [also Bristol, as here].

Price: $850.00