Let Justice be 'done'. "
The Maamtrasna, and Crossmaglen Convicts, furnished with proofs of their innocence, demand of Justice that their cases may be re-heard. However, a High Legal Functionary cloaks the inquiry, whilst the Irish Executive are explaining that They [sic], assisted by the State Informer and the Common Hangman, had privately investigated the cases and found that to re-open them would result in serious danger to said Irish Executive. We wonder if Justice will be quite satisfied with these performances.
John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, (1835-1910) then serving as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is depcited at right of the figure of Justice; Spenser attracted much criticism for his handling of a group of murders in Maamtrasna, Co. Mayo which saw an innocent man, Myles Joyce, hanged in Galway in 1882. In 1882 many were sentenced to penal servitude for an alleged conspiracy at Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh, despite the fact that no one was injured by any act by those imprisoned.
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[Dublin : P.J. Gormley], 29th November, 1884.
Supplement given away with the Weekly Freeman of 29th November, 1884. Price Three Half-Pence.
Physical description: 1 print : col. chromolithograph ; 43.3 x 28.4 cm..
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