New York: Published at the Office of the New York Herald, . 31,  pp. Stitched as issued, each text page printed in two columns. Portrait of Robinson on page . Scattered foxing. Title leaf and page  are dusted; page  with a closed tear [not taking any text]. Good.
"When Suydam, a bank president in New Brunswick, New Jersey, disappeared on December 3, 1840, some said he had been murdered; others, less generous, thought he had absconded. No suspicion attached to Robinson until he flourished his mortgage and claimed he had paid it off to Suydam. Those who knew that Robinson had no resources reported this, and on December 14 a search of his home revealed the body of Suydam buried under the basement floor. After conviction Robinson confessed that he had tried to wrest the papers from Suydam, not intending to kill him, and finding Suydam too strong for him, knocked him out with a mallet. He kept Suydam tied up in his cellar from Thursday to Saturday, when he dug a grave before his victim's eyes, threw him in it, battered in his head with a shovel, and filled in the hole. His hanging was a gala event in New Brunswick" [McDade].
A later printing records the sentencing.
McDade 809, 806. Cohen 12979. Felcone, New Jersey Books 1368 and 1371 [other accounts of the trial]. Item #37732