Unconcerned About His Fate

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Following Lee's arrest, the Torquay Times reported concerns about Lee's sanity: 'It is said that the young fellow in custody has of late manisfested signs of being not quite right in the mind'. Lee's parents also revealed that he had acted in the past 'as though he were not quite right'. When his mother went to see him in prison for the last time before the appointed execution, she found him to be totally unconcerned about his fate, cheerful, and behaving she said, 'as if he were going to a theatre'.

Written by Mike Holgate

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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 124
Date   1885  
Format   photocopy; 190 mm x 190 mm  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Legal. Trial  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords exeter assizes penal servitude