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[Tallmadge, Daniel Bryant]:

REVIEW OF THE OPINION OF JUDGE COWEN, OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK, IN THE CASE OF ALEXANDER MCLEOD. BY A CITIZEN OF NEW YORK.

Thomas Allen, Washington: 1841 28pp. Disbound without wrappers, spotted, Good+. In 1837, the British attacked the American steamer Caroline, which had covertly aided the rebels in Canada; an American, Amos Durfee, was killed during the British operation. Northern New York was aflame with anger. Alexander McLeod, a soldier for England, had participated in the attack. "When that erratic individual boasted over his cups in a Buffalo tavern that he was one of the band that sent the steamboat Caroline over Niagara Falls he did not expect to be taken at his word and to be at once locked up in the county jail on a charge of murder." Marke. Judge Cowen's decision to hold McLeod for trial "was in such direct conflict with well-settled principles of International law as to shock both the judiciary and the bar of this country." Id. After higher New York courts acquitted McLeod, England and the U.S. were able to resume their prickly but peaceable relations. This document is a "masterly review" [id] of the legal issues. OCLC records 15 institutional locations. A New York printing issued later this year, under Tallmadge's name. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 17241. AI 41-5032 [4]. BEAL 12864. II Harv. Law Cat. 706 [NY]. Marke 995. McDade 660-662.


Book Id: 19555

Price: $275.00

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