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STARTLING TRUTHS RELATING TO THE BURNING OF THE NEW JERSEY. THE CONDUCT OF WM. B. REED, AND THE CONSPIRACY AGAINST YOUNG KEYSER FULLY EXPOSED. ONE ACQUAINTED WITH THE FACTS.
Published by the Author, Philadelphia:, 1856
24pp. Tall 8vo, dbd, traces of original wraps visible. Bit of loosening. Else, Very Good. "On 15 March 1856 the steamboat New Jersey caught fire in the Delaware River opposite Camden, and more than sixty people were killed. The boat was owned by the Camden and Philadelphia Steamboat Ferry Company, a company controlled by the joint Delaware and Raritan Canal and Camden and Amboy Railroad and Transportation companies. In this scathing pamphlet, the anonymous author accuses the steamboat company, and the joint companies, of using their influence to avoid charges of responsibility for the disaster. The author also implicates Philadelphia district attorney William Reed in a conspiracy with the joint companies to place blame on one Keyser, a young fireman in the employ of the steamboat company." Felcone. FIRST EDITION. Felcone 1311. Sabin 90581. Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Harv. Law Cat., BEAL.
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