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LAVALETTE (Antoine Marie Chamant, Comte). The Trial, at full length of Major-General Sir Robert Thomas Wilson, Michael Bruce, Esq. and Captain John Hely Hutchinson, before M. Romain de Sez, at the French Assize Court of the Department of the Seine, for aiding and assisting in the Escape of General Lavalette. Taken in Short=hand by Mr. Nicholson. With an Account of their Journey to Mons, their Commitment, Examination, &c. &c. with Official Documents. To which are prefixed, Biographical Memoirs of Sir Robert Thomas Wilson.1816

London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, First edition, 8vo, xxiv, 92pp., previous owner's name and address on soiled half-title, engraved portrait of Sir Robert Thomas Wilson, wrappers browned, some light soiling, stitched as issued, uncut. General Lavalette, who having been condemned to death, escaped from prison by changing into in his wife's dress. Wilson, Bruce and Hutchinson, were tried for being instrumental in the escape from Paris, of Lavalette. Wilson passed the barriers in a cabriolet with Lavalette disguised as a British officer, and escorted him safely to Mons. He sent an account of the adventure to Earl Grey which was intercepted and he was arrested in Paris. The three men were tried in Paris and sentenced to three months imprisonment. JISC locates a single copy at University of Cambridge.

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