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Fenians, Foreigners and Jury Trials in Ireland, 1865-1870

  title={Fenians, Foreigners and Jury Trials in Ireland, 1865-1870},
  author={Niamh Howlin},
This paper examines the circumstances which led to the empaneling of a Swiss watchmaker, a French professor and an Italian hatter, along with nine others, to try an American Fenian in Cork in 1865. This was the trial of Captain John McCafferty, a former Confederate soldier who later became an important figure in the Irish nationalist movement. His trial for treason-felony in 1865 is a fascinating example of the use of what was known as a jury de medietate linguae; a mixed jury consisting of… 
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