William Godwin's Diary


The trial of Arthur Wallace for stealing bank-notes from the mail in his capacity as post-master for Carlow. Barrington seems to have appeared as a witness on behalf of Wallace. Curran, whom Godwin was visiting, was engaged as one of Wallace’s Counsel. The trial covered two days, the first involving the conviction of five men who were indicted for having in their possession bank notes knowing them to have been robbed from the mail. Godwin seems to have attended both days of the trial.

See Freeman’s Journal, 7 and 9 August 1800 and The Times, 12 August 1800.