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Piracies, Robberies, and Murder on the High Seas: Pirate Trials (pre-1923)


The Law Library of Congress has digitized its collection of pre-1923 piracy trials. The full texts of these titles are available at the LLoC website, including:

1) A select and impartial account of the lives, behaviour, and dying words, of the most remarkable convicts, from the year 1700, down to the present time ….

2) Trial of Capt. Henry Whitby, for the murder of John Pierce, with his dying declaration. Also, the trial of Capt. George Crimp, for piracy and manstealing…

3) Dying declaration of Nicholas Fernandez, who with nine others were executed in front of Cadiz harbour, December 29, 1829. For piracy and murder on the high seas. Translated from a Spanish copy by Ferdinand Bayer. Annexed is a solemn warning to youth (and others) to beware of the baneful habit of intemperance ....

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