Boston: Tappan & Dennet, 1844. 131, (1)pp. Disbound neatly, without wrappers. Else Very Good.
The only State without a written constitution, Rhode Island still governed itself under its colonial charter, barring about half the adult males from the suffrage. Dorr led the effort to change his State's political system, and was rebuffed. He and his People's Party set up a competing government. A few armed clashes occurred, but he did not attempt to seize the State House or governmental institutions. Governor King declared martial law, arrested Dorr, and indicted him for treason. This is the record of the trial, with much information on the Dorrites and their rebellion. After twelve months at hard labor, Dorr was released and ultimately vindicated, but at the price of broken health.
Sabin 20650. AI 44-2043 . II Harv. Law Cat. 1064. Item #34283