Boston: Russell, Odiorne... 1833. 143, [1 blank] pp, full page map. Bound in contemporary [?] handwritten wrappers. Scattered light to moderate foxing, Good+.
"When Sarah Cornell was found hanging from the frame of a haystack in Tiverton, Rhode Island, it might easily have been called suicide but for a note she had left in her bandbox saying, 'If I should be missing, enquire of the Rev. Mr. Avery, of Bristol,- he will know where I am.' This was the beginning of the Reverend's troubles and one of the most famous nineteenth-century cases." McDade 33. Sarah had been five months pregnant, allegedly by Avery; a 27-day trial ensued, which resulted in Avery's acquittal.
Second and third editions of this sensational trial issued in 1833, the same year as the first.
McDade 46. AI 17468 . II Harv. Law Cat. 1008. Cohen 12306. Item #34676