A Genuine account of the trial, &c., of Eugene Aram, who was convicted at York Assizes, August 3, 1759, before the Honourable William Noel, Esq., one of His Majesty's justices of the Court of Common Pleas, for the murder of Daniel Clark, late of Knaresborough, in the county of York to which are added, an account of the remarkable discovery of a human skeleton at Thistle Hill, a detail of all the judicial proceedings from the time of the bones being found, to the commitment of Richard Houseman, Eugene Aram, and Henry Terry, to York Castle, the depositions of Anna Aram, Philip Coates, John Yates, &c., the examination and confession of Richard Houseman, the apprehending of Eugene Aram, at Lynn, in Norfolk, with his examination and commitment, the remarkable defence he made on his trial, his own account of himself, written after his condemnation, with an apology, which he left in his cell, for the attempt he made on his life : also, the origin and antiquity of the Mel-Supper, some pieces of poetry, &c., written during his confinement in York Castle : with a beautiful poem, by T. Hood, Esq., called the Dream of Eugene Aram.
Durham: George Walker, 1759? 47 pp. Very good in later binding. One copy located at Harvard. Likely printed circa 1800. Aram was a teacher and convinced a friend with an inheritance to purchase luxury goods on credit. Aram then killed the man and stole the goods. A body was found some years later in a cave and evidence pointed to Aram and he was convicted and hung. Item #683