REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF EUNICE HALL VS. ROBERT GRANT, FOR SLANDER. TRIED BEFORE THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE COUNTY OF ESSEX, IN NEW-JERSEY, AND A SPECIAL JURY, IN JUNE TERM, 1821. TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY DANIEL ROGERS, COUNSELLOR AT LAW. WITH AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE ARGUMENTS OF COUNSEL, AND AN APPENDIX.

Elizabeth-Town, N.J. Printed by J. and E. Sanderson, 1821. 137pp, with original printed wrappers. Later stitching, untrimmed. Couple of light institutional marks, else Very Good.

"Eunice Hall ran one of Elizabethtown's most successful and respected boarding schools for girls. In 1819 a student from the South, Selina Hueston, became sick and died. Robert Grant, a physician also from the South, visited the child during her illness, and stated publicly that Miss Hall's negligence and mental cruelty caused the girl's death." [Felcone].
Hall sued; the trial "was a major event in Elizabethtown." [Id.] The jury awarded her $250. This pamphlet reports the trial testimony, closing arguments, and verdict.
Felcone Collection 1258. Cohen 11981. Item #29319

Price: $450.00

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