TRIAL OF JOHN F. BRADDEE, IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, MAY TERM 1841: FOR ROBBING THE U. STATES MAIL, AT UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER, 1840. REPORTED BY MARCUS T.C. GOULD, STENOGRAPHER. John F. Braddee.

TRIAL OF JOHN F. BRADDEE, IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, MAY TERM 1841: FOR ROBBING THE U. STATES MAIL, AT UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, NOVEMBER & DECEMBER, 1840. REPORTED BY MARCUS T.C. GOULD, STENOGRAPHER.

Pittsburgh: Published by R.G. Berford... 1841. 155, [1- Index] pp. Bound in modern plain wrappers. Light rubberstamp on title page, scattered light to moderate foxing. Good+.

"Braddee was convicted and sentenced to ten years in a Pennsylvania penitentiary" [Cohen]. Uniontown, the location of the robbery, "is the centre of the very extensive and successful mail and stage coach facilities of the Messrs. Stockton... But for the last few months previous to the Mail Robberies developed in this publication, the amount of depredations, by night, in this vicinity, had far outstripped the relative proportion of business, great as it was, and is." The area experienced an outbreak of "enormous and alarming robberies," which are chronicled in this Trial of Braddee, a busy and prolific mail robber.
The indictment, list of jurors, and names of counsel for defense and prosecution are printed; with opening statements, summaries of testimony [including cross-examinations] for prosecution and defense, closing arguments, the charge to the jury, and the jury's verdict [guilty on three of four counts].
AI 41-796 [5]. Cohen 13980. OCLC records eight locations under three accession numbers as of February 2018. Item #34657

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