1802.024: Speech of John Philpot Curran before the Lord Chief Justice (May 1802).

Published: 1802

Full Title: A speech delivered before the lord chief justice of the Court of King's Bench, Ireland. By the celebrated Mr. Curran.

Author: Curran, John Philpot (1750-1817).

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Samuel Pleasants

Description: 14 pgs.; 22 cm (8vo).


Curran was prosecuting a complaint against the town major of Dublin for false imprisonment of a citizen; while the defendant was convicted of violating the plaintiff's civil rights, he was fined only ₤150 for his actions; the unnamed editor of this edition of Curran's description of the event wrote that he was publishing the speech for its commentary on the attitudes of "friends of strong Government" (i.e. Federalists), so "an ample apology" for Republicanism.

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