1817.077: Memoirs of William Sampson.

Published: 1817

Full Title: Memoirs of William Sampson: including particulars of his adventures in various parts of Europe, his confinement in the dungeons of the inquisition in Lisbon, &c., &c., several original letters; being his correspondence with the ministers of state in Great-Britain and Portugal. A short sketch of the history of Ireland. Particularly as it respects the spirit of British domination in that country; and a few observations on the state om manners, &c., in America. Second edition: revised and corrected by the author.

Author: Sampson, William (1764-1836).

Place Issued: Leesburg

Issuing Press: Samuel B.T. Caldwell

Description: 432 pgs.; 21 cm. (12mo).


An Irish Protestant attorney, Sampson was partner to John Philip Curran as defending several United Irishmen charged with sedition and treason before he was forced into exile as well, landing in New York City in 1806; in the United States, he was a pivotal figure in defending Catholic priests from forced testimony in court about matters learned in the confessional.

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