(No.3.) Cato Street Conspiracy. Interior View of the Secretary's Room adjoining the Hay-Loft where Thistlewood & the Principal Conspirators retreated on Ruthen, Smithers, & Ellis entereing the Loft on the night of Feby. 23rd. 1820.A. A cask, containing weapons & ammunition. B.B. Two marks on the wooden front of the Cupboard near the large window, looking to Cato Street; made by the bullet's from a pistol, fired at Thistlewood, by Ellis the Patiole, at the moment he stabbed Smithers_ C. Small window looking into the adjoining small Room. The bottles on the Chimeny Piece were found there and represented in the Drawing._The Rooms were found generally dirty, & had the appearance of not having been recently used._ (Size of the Room 7.ft 6in by 4ft._)
London. Published by S.&J. Fuller 34 Rathbone Place 26 1820.
Hand-coloured lithograph. Publisher's stamp. 342 x 272mm. 13½ x 10¾". Crease along right-hand edge. Small tear upper left-hand corner. Some staining into image.
The Cato Street Conspiracy refers to the attempt to murder all the British cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Lord Liverpool in 1820. Here an interior view of the secretary's room, adjoining the hayloft where Arthur Thistlewood, the ringleader of the group, killed the arresting officer, Richard Smithers.
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