SPEECH OF D.W. VOORHEES, DELIVERED AT GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE, JUNE 23, 1885, IN DEFENSE OF CAPT. EDWARD T. JOHNSON, INDICTED FOR THE MURDER OF MAJOR EDWIN HENRY.

Washington: Judd & Detweiler, 1885. Original printed wrappers with wrapper title [as issued], stitched. 74pp, a clean text. Several extremity chips to blank margins of wrappers, else Very Good.

Voorhees was U.S. Senator from Indiana at the time of this trial. He had been a Copperhead during the War. A talented lawyer, he had defended one of John Brown's accomplices in the Harper's Ferry trials.
In this case the deceased, Edward Henry, "had an affair with Mrs. Johnson. When her husband became aware of it, she committed suicide. Johnson then killed Henry with a shotgun" [McDade, who cites this pamphlet as the sole source for the trial]. After he killed Henry, Johnson gave himself up. Voorhees lauds Johnson's sterling character, to which many solid citizens of Johnson's and Voorhees's native Indiana attested. "While this most unhappy defendant stood faithfully at his post of duty, Henry incessantly haunted his wife's presence and preyed upon her weakness."
McDade 518. Item #35160

Price: $500.00

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