The power of conscience exemplified in the genuine and extraordinary confession of Thomas Bedworth

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  • Author: Bedworth, Thomas, 1764-1815.
  • Title: The power of conscience exemplified in the genuine and extraordinary confession of Thomas Bedworth : delivered to one of the principal officers of Newgate the night before his execution on September 18, 1815, for the murder of Elizabeth Beesmore in Drury lane : relating his horrible sufferings until compelled to surrender to public justice by the constant supernatural visitations of the murdered woman, and the frequent appearance of her apparition : from the original paper now in the possession of the publisher : including interesting particulars of Bedworth’s former life, his behaviour before execution, and an original and full report of the common serjeant’s address on passing sentence.
  • Published: London : W. Hone, 1815.

Catalog Record

523 B413 815

Acquired April 2013

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