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[Van Haun, Nancy]:

IMPORTANT TRIAL FOR SEDUCTION, IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF N. YORK, BEFORE JUSTICE OAKLEY, NANCY VAN HAUN VS. SILAS E. BURROWS, ON WEDNESDAY, 27TH AND THURSDAY, 28TH NOVEMBER, 1833.

[New York: 1833] 20pp, caption title [as issued]. Inner margins of first and last leaf tanned. Else scattered spotting, light tan. Good+ This pamphlet consists of a summary of the testimony and closing arguments, and ends with the discharge of the hopelessly deadlocked jury. Burrows was "an eminent and wealthy merchant," whose alleged "illicit amours" had caused plaintiff's impregnation. The trial was sensational and the "court was crowded to excess immediately on the opening of the doors." Plaintiff, though her manners were "lady-like," was otherwise undistinguished, lacking "that enticing, fascinating influence, which would seem to induce a direlection of the rules of chastity or propriety. She is what Byron would call 'a dumpy woman'-- short in stature; with dark hair and eyes, and a mild, honest, innocent, unsophisticated countenance." FIRST EDITION. AI 22461 [4]. II Harv. Law Cat. 1215. Cohen 12073.


Book Id: 16275

Price: $250.00

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