RECORD OF AN EXAMINATION BEFORE KENNETH G. WHITE, UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER, IN RELATION TO FORGED CHECKS UPON THE U.S. ASSISTANT TREASURER AT NEW-YORK, IN THE NAME OF J.W. HUNTER.

New York: C. S. Westcott & Co. 1864. Original printed wrappers with wrapper title [as issued]. Disbound neatly. 254, [1] pp. Light wear, Very Good. Inscribed in an elegant hand, "Robt. L. Stuart Esq. with respects of J.W. Hunter."

Hunter, Assistant Auditor at the New York Custom House, was arrested for forging checks. After a ten-day trial, reported here in great detail, the Court and counsel all agreed: "My conviction is entire in the innocence of Mr. Hunter." The New York Times printed, on 24 September 1864, a statement from John J. Cisco, Assistant Treasurer of the United States, apologizing to Hunter and rejoicing in his "thorough and complete vindication... Not a doubt rests on my mind of your entire innocence, and I deeply regret the erroneous theory on which I acted."
Not in Sabin, Marke, Harv. Law Cat. As of September 2016 OCLC records nine locations under several accession numbers. Item #33299

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