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[Hogan, Edmund]:

THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE TRIALS: CONTAINING THE IMPEACHMENT, TRIAL, AND ACQUITTAL OF FRANCIS HOPKINSON, AND JOHN NICHOLSON, ESQUIRES. THE FORMER BEING JUDGE OF THE COURT OF ADMIRALTY, AND THE LATTER, THE COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. VOL. I.

Francis Bailey, for Edmund Hogan, Philadelphia: 1794 Contemporary full sheep [hinges starting, spinehead chip], with original red morocco spine label. pp xii, 776, [as issued]. Separate title page for each trial. Untrimmed, light tan and fox. Very Good. There was no volume II; this is all that was published. The list of subscribers, four double-column pages, includes Pennsylvania's leading legal and political figures. "First and only edition of two of the earliest American impeachment trials. Contains much testimony and data on these often-cited trials not available elsewhere. Hopkinson, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was charged with taking bribes; he was unanimously acquitted" [Jenkins]. Nicholson, a land speculator as well as Pennsylvania's Comptroller- General, had allegedly used his office for his own profit; he too was acquitted, but resigned under a cloud. FIRST EDITION. Evans 27132. Marke 1015. II Harv. Law Cat. 1105. Marvin 392. Not in Cohen. III Jenkins, Early American Imprints 571.


Book Id: 16581

Price: $350.00

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