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[Selfridge, Thomas O.]:

TRIAL OF THOMAS O. SELFRIDGE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, BEFORE THE HON. ISAAC PARKER, ESQUIRE. FOR KILLING CHARLES AUSTIN, ON THE PUBLIC EXCHANGE, IN BOSTON, AUGUST 4TH, 1806. TAKEN IN SHORT HAND, BY T. LLOYD, ESQ....

Boston: [1807] 168, [7] pp. Original paper-covered boards [spine shorn, hinges loosening]. Untrimmed, text Near Fine. With a map of the scene of the crime, errata, and table of contents. Contemporary signature on front free endpaper, 'JQA Fowle/ No. 10 Ann Street/ Boston/ 1807.' "The killing of Austin by Selfridge arose out of a political dispute between Selfridge and the victim's father. The grand jury refused to indict him for murder; the charge was manslaughter. The case was long an authority on the law of self-defense. Paul Revere was a member of the jury which acquitted Selfridge." McDade 860. This is one of two 1807 reports of the trial. McDade 861. AI 13740 [10].`


Book Id: 18693

Price: $125.00

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