1858 Trial of the Head of New York City's Police Department for Neglect of Duty [Trial]. Tallmadge, Frederick A. [1792-1869], Defendant. Gerry, Elbridge T. [1837-1927], Reporter. Trial of Hon. Frederick A. Tallmadge, General Superintendent of Metropolitan Police, Before James W. Nye, Esq., President and Hon. James S.T. Stranahan, Thomas B. Stillman, Esq., And James Bowen, Esq., Commissioners of Police, Hon. Daniel F. Tiemann, Mayor of the City of New York, And Hon. Samuel S. Powell, Mayor of the City of Brooklyn, Ex-Officio Commissioners of police: With the Argument of His Counsel. New York: Baker & Goldwin, Printers, 1858. 88 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Spine abraded, covers detached, lightly soiled and moderately edgeworn. Light toning to text, small chips to fore-edges of a few leaves, presentation inscription from Gerry to upper corner of front wrapper. $500. * Only edition. "Frederick Tallmadge, general superintendent of the Metropolitan (New York City) Police, was charged with neglect of duty in a hearing before the Board of Police Commissioners. He allegedly did not respond to a call from the Quarantine Station on Staten Island where several hospitals had been set on fire by a mob. He was cleared of one charge, censured on another, and restored to duty" (Cohen). OCLC locates 8 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Library of Congress, New York University, Northwestern, Social Law, University of Minnesota, US Supreme Court, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 14665.
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