THE GREAT LIBEL SUIT. THE HON. DAVID S. BENNETT, M.C. VERSUS THE BUFFALO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. DAMAGES CLAIMED, $100,000. A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE TRIAL INCLUDING THE PAPERS IN THE CASE, THE TESTIMONY, THE COUNSELS' ARGUMENTS, THE JUDGE'S CHARGE, AND THE VERDICT OF THE JURY. David Bennett.

THE GREAT LIBEL SUIT. THE HON. DAVID S. BENNETT, M.C. VERSUS THE BUFFALO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER. DAMAGES CLAIMED, $100,000. A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE TRIAL INCLUDING THE PAPERS IN THE CASE, THE TESTIMONY, THE COUNSELS' ARGUMENTS, THE JUDGE'S CHARGE, AND THE VERDICT OF THE JURY.

Buffalo: Printing House of Matthews & Warren, Office of the "Buffalo Commercial Advertiser." 1870. 235, [4 advts.], [1 blank] pp. Bound in modern library buckram [gum label with call number on spine; inner hinge cracked, with wear to blank inner edge of title leaf]. Rubberstamp on title page. Otherwise, text clean and Very Good.

The Commercial Advertiser printed an article charging Congressman Bennett, who made his living as the owner of several Buffalo grain elevators, with fraudulently taking $8,000 - $90,000 from the Buffalo Elevating Association. "These are the facts, which we are prepared to substantiate if they should be disputed..." Bennett, having taken umbrage, brought this libel action. The victorious defendant published this account of the trial. "The result of the trial was a verdict for the defendants. The fact was announced in the daily newspaper published by the defendants" on October 20, 1870.
After he lost this lawsuit, Bennett declined to be a candidate for re-election.
Not in Marke, McCoy, Harv. Law Cat. OCLC 13101078 [4- AAS, Harv., WI Hist., Buff. Hist. Mus.], 65147659 [2- NYHS, Yale] as of January 2018. Item #34618

Price: $450.00

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