William Godwin's Diary


Trial of M A Carlisle, without a verdict 1821-07-24

The trial of Mary Ann Carlile, the sister of Richard Carlile the radical bookseller(1790-1843). She was accused of having sold A New Year’s Address to the Reformers of Great Britain written by Richard Carlile while he was in prison, and held to be a libel by the prosecution. The jury were unable to agree upon a verdict and the court dismissed the case.

See The Times, 25 July and 26 July 1821.