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The Case of Oscar Slater (2 september 1912)

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The Case of Oscar Slater is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the Daily Mail on 2 september 1912.



The Case of Oscar Slater

Sir, — Since the publication of my brochure on the Oscar Slater case ten days ago I have received numerous letters from correspondents all over the country urging me to use any influence I have in getting the authorities to reconsider the trial.

I trust, therefore, that by pointing out to the British public the possibility and probability of a miscarriage of justice having been perpetrated by the conviction of the man Slater for the murder of Miss Gilchrist I have awakened a more general interest in the case, and, if the British public agree with my views, it is for them to see that the case is reopened.

A. CONAN DOYLE
Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex.


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