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[Powers, Michael]:

LIFE OF MICHAEL POWERS, NOW UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH, FOR THE MURDER OF TIMOTHY KENNEDY. DICTATED BY HIMSELF.

Published by Russell & Gardner, Boston: 1820 24pp, disbound. Tanned, moderately foxed. Closed tear of title page [no text loss], small closed tear at inside margin of second leaf [no text loss]. Good. "Even the great Daniel Webster could not save Powers, who was condemned for killing Kennedy with a broadax and burying him in the cellar. He was provoked because Kennedy would not pay for the passage money which Powers had advanced to bring him to this country" [McDade]. A contemporary article in 'The Friend of Peace', attributed to Noah Worcester, recounts Kennedy's provocations. Worcester argues-- in order to discredit the notion of 'just war'-- that, were the dispute judged by the international law of war, Powers's actions were justifiable. FIRST EDITION. McDade 767. Cohen 12931. See, THE FRIEND OF PEACE, VOL. II, NO. X, pages 1-6 [1821].


Book Id: 22639

Price: $275.00

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