Owego: Printed by Hiram A. Beebe, Gazette Office, 1854. Contemporary half red morocco and marbled boards. 71, [1 blank], , 5, [1 blank], 104, [5- manuscript index], 164pp. First item in original printed yellow wrappers; third item in original pale blue wrappers. Widely scattered light foxing, Very Good plus.
A most unusual, and extraordinarily detailed, record of this trial, in which the defendants were found to have deliberately set fire to and destroyed plaintiffs' sawmill and appurtenances, including thousands of pounds of wood. Pleadings, petitions for new trial, bills of exceptions, summaries of testimony, hand-written alphabetized index of names, and a variety of extensive post-trial proceedings are included. Ely was one of the most successful businessmen in the area; the Hortons were farmers.
We have been unable to locate a record of this hotly contested case. Item #28463