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1702, Account of the illegal prosecution and tryal of N. Bayard
Pamphlet entitled "Account of the illegal prosecution and tryal of Coll. Nicholas Bayard in the province of New-York for supposed High Treason, 1701”
and printed in 1702 in New York. This document supported Bayard, based on the several secret "memorials,” as notes were not permitted in court. Of
note, the trial for treason was based on Bayard's untimely petitions to the Crown charging Lieutenant-Governor Nanfan, Chief Justice Atwood, the
General Assembly and the late Governor Bellomont with bribery and oppression. Although Bayard anticipated that the new governor, Lord Cornbury, would
favorably respond to this political move, unfortunately Nanfan was still acting governor. A trial for treason followed, Bayard was convicted and
sentenced, but a reprieve was granted. Ultimately upon the new governor’s arrival, the decision was reversed and both Nanfan and Atwood fled to England.
Documents also dealing with this trial are found at LLMC #20606-8. (Source of the digitized copy: New York Historical Society Library).
Title:   An Account of the illegal prosecution and tryal of Coll. Nicholas Bayard, in the province of New-York, for supposed high-treason, in the year 1701-2 / collected from several memorials taken by divers persons privately, the commissioners having strictly prohibited the taking the tryal in open court.
OCLC Number:   62805300
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