An "Unparalleled" Record of Love, Bigamy and Murder: A Variant noted in McDade 493 [Trial]. Hughes, Dr. John W., Defendant. The Trial of Dr. John W. Hughes, For the Murder of Miss Tamzen Parsons; With a Sketch of His Life, As Related by Himself. A Record of Love, Bigamy and Murder, Unparalleled in the Annals of Crime. Cleveland: Printed by the Leader Company, 1866. 58 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet with printed back wrapper. Some wear to edges, occasional foxing and faint dampstaining. Small typed label stating--incorrectly--"McDade 493" to head of title page, internally clean. $500. * "Jealous and intoxicated, Hughes, on the streets of Bedford, Ohio, shot the seventeen year old girl he had seduced. At his execution, he spoke for fifteen minutes until the sheriff reminded him 'Time is going.' Then he dropped" (McDade). McDade notes the existence of this 58 page printing "which adds a farewell letter." See McDade, The Annals of Murder 493.
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