After the Morant Bay riots, Jamaica's Governor John Eyre hangs his main legislative critic for high treason

The mixed-race clergymen George William Gordon was a legislator in the Jamaican Parliament highly critical of govenment policies. Following the rioting at Morant Bay, Governor John Eyre had him arrested for sedition although he had been in Kingston miles away from the disturbances.  He was tried by court martial, convicted, and hanged for high treason.  His death caused an outcry in Britain and helped result in London's dismissal of Eyre soon after.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"Jamaica," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1865 ... (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1869), 449. 
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