Boston: Printed and Sold by Kneeland and Adams, next to the Treasurer's Office in Milk-Street, 1771. 24pp, but lacking the half title. Death's Head ornamentation on title page. Disbound and uniformly toned. Closed tear to title leaf [no loss] repaired; evidence of repair at outer margin]. Inner margin of title page and page 24 with old wrapper remnants. Good+.
Shaw bludgeoned Edward East to death while both were inmates of the Springfield prison. This is the second of three editions of this title, all issuing in 1771; AAS does not own our edition. Reverend Baldwin scolds Mr. Shaw "for the sin of intemperance. Have you not hereby dishonoured God, and abused his bounty and goodness; wronged your own soul and body; wasted your substance; brought your self and family to poverty and distress?. . . You are verily guilty of the crying sin of MURDER."
Evans 11974. ESTC W1508.[5- Yale, NYHS, Boston Public, Williams, Peabody-Essex]. Item #39601