The Trial of Archibald Stewart Esq; late Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Before the High Court of Judiciary in Scotland, For Neglect of Duty, and Misbehaviour in the Execution of his Office, as Lord Provost of Edinburgh, before and at the Time the Rebels got Possession of that City in the Month of September 1745.

  • (Jacobites)
  • Edinburgh: Printed for Gideon Crawfurd 1747
  • ESTC T140658.


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8vo, pp. 178, 203, [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, spines divided by raised bands between double gilt rules, red morocco label, other compartments tooled centrally in gilt, edges sprinkled red. A touch of spotting, very lightly soiled. A little rubbed, joints splitting but cords firm, front hinge sometime relined. Armorial bookplate of Brown of Waterhaughs to pastedown.


Reports of the first and second trials (separately-paginated) of Archibald Stuart, who was Lord Provost of Edinburgh when the Jacobite army approached in September 1745. Although he had a militia in the city he did not deploy it and the Jacobites faced little resistance. For this, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London for more than a year for neglect of duty.

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