It Began as a Dispute Over a "Quantity of Scallop Shells" [Trial]. Congdon, George W., Defendant. The Trial of George W. Congdon for the Murder of Christopher Wilcox. Providence, RI: Sidney S. Rider, 1884. [iv], 176 pp. Octavo (10" x 6"). Original printed wrappers, front cover and first two signatures detached, light soiling to covers, chipping to edges of some leaves, most signatures unopened. $100. * "The shooting, which took place at Warwick, Rhode Island, was the culmination of a dispute over a quantity of scallop shells which had lead to a law suit. Congdon was convicted of manslaughter.": McDade, The Annals of Murder 209.
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