A detailed report of the proceedings on the trial of the eighteen Parsee prisoners for murder, before the Supreme Court, Bombay, on the 17th July, 1844. Also an Appendix, with a Petition to the Queen on behalf of the prisoners.
London: Samuel Clarke, 1845. Hardcover. An Indian murder tried under British law, in which Parsi defendants were accused of murdering another Parsi (adherents of Zoroastrianism) in Bombay, with a rapid and harsh sentence meant to instill fear of British law and punishment in the local people.
The trial was held at the Supreme Court before the British Chief Justice of Bombay, Sir Henry Roper. The all European jury produced a guilty verdict against ten of the eighteen, with 8 acquitted. The Chief Justice sentenced 6 of the 10 to transportation for life to Singapore, due to a mercy appeal from the jury, but sentenced the remaining four to be hanged.
8vo, 118pp. Disbound, complete. Deaccessed by the NY Association of the Bar Library, with their stamp on the title page. OCLC: 563643483 (2 copies), British Library. Good + overall. Item #24004