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[Lusk, Albert]:

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, RELATING TO THE TRIAL OF ALBERT M. D.C. LUSK BY A MILITARY COMMISSION.

40th Cong., 2d Session. HED47. 1867 December 16, 1867. [Washington: 1867]. 22pp, dbd, caption title [as issued], light wear, Very Good. Albert Lusk, a white Louisianian, was charged with the murder of "an unoffending colored boy of eighteen, whom he had never seen till the moment of the homicide, and whom he shot down in cold blood, with a malignity truly fiendish." The "civil authorities" decided it was "impossible" for them to try him, and so turned him over to a military commission, which convicted him and sentenced him to death. War Secretary Grant confirmed the sentence, noting that, "It is the first trial for murder by a military commission under the reconstruction acts, and the sentence should be carried into effect." Not in Sabin.


Book Id: 12386

Price: $50.00

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