"THEY GOT TO FIND MEE GUILTY YET" Canada's Most Dramatic Murder Case - The Trial of James Whelan for the Murder of D'Arcy McGee

Author: Slattery (T.P.)
Year: 1972
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Canadian Edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg
Price: 12.00
Hardback. These were the words that James Whelan defiantly scratched on his tin food plate as he lay in the Ottawa jail in 1868. Others were not so sure that his guilt had still to be proved. For, from the moment when D'Arcy McGee, leading spokesman against the Irish-American Fenians, was shot down at night outside his door, everyone had excitedly assumed that the assassin must be a Fenian. According to the police, Whelan was a Fenian. So it all seemed very clear - on the day of his arrest a Montreal newspaper's headline screamed, "No Doubt Whelan Guilty." At time of this book's publication, more than 100yrs later, doubts persisted. Was Whelan a cold-blooded assassin who got his just deserts? Or was he an innocent man who was convicted and executed - in the last public execution held in Canada - because the Government needed a conviction to settle the McGee case? Was Whelan guilty? With 16pp. of photographs, and drawings by the author, Bibliog., Notes and Index. 414pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F. in vg. pcdw.


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