TRIAL OF REV. MR. AVERY. A FULL REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF EPHRAIM K. AVERY, CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF SARAH M. CORNELL, BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF RHODE ISLAND, AT A SPECIAL TERM IN NEWPORT, HELD IN MAY 1833...WITH ALL THE INCIDENTAL QUESTIONS RAISED IN THE TRIAL CAREFULLY PRESERVED, THE TESTIMONY OF THE WITNESSES NEARLY VERBATIM, AND THE ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL...REPORTED BY BENJAMIN F. HALLETT.

Boston: May, 1833. Second Edition. 191, [1 blank] pp + attractive folding map of the crime area. Scattered fox, Good+.
[offered with] AVERY'S TRIAL. [SUPPLEMENTARY EDITION.] REPORTED BY B.F. HALLETT. [Boston: 1833]. 40pp, light soil. Good+.
[offered with] THE ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL IN THE CLOSE OF THE TRIAL OF EPHRAIM AVERY, FOR THE MURDER OF SARAH M. CORNELL...REPORTED WITHOUT ABRIDGEMENT, BY BENJAMIN F. HALLETT. ALSO, A LITERAL REPORT OF THE MEDICAL TESTIMONY OF PROFESSOR WALTER CHANNING AND DR. WILLIAM TURNER, REVISED BY THE WITNESSES, AND NOT BEFORE PUBLISHED. Boston: June, 1833. 94pp + [1 advertising leaf]. Good+. Disbound.

Three pieces on this notorious trial. "When Sarah Cornell was found hanging from the frame of a haystack in Tiverton, Rhode Island, it might easily have been called suicide but for a note she had left in her bandbox saying, 'If I should be missing, enquire of the Rev. Mr. Avery, of Bristol,- he will know where I am.' This was the beginning of the Reverend's troubles and one of the most famous nineteenth-century cases." McDade 33. Sarah had been five months' pregnant, allegedly by Avery; a 27-day trial resulted in Avery's acquittal.
McDade 52, 34. II Harv. Law Cat 1008. Item #25563

Price: $375.00

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