False Accusations of Robbery [Trial]. Kenniston, Levi, Defendant. Kenniston, Laban, Defendant. Report of the Evidence at the Trial of Levi & Laban Kenniston, Before Hon. Samuel Putnam on an Indictment for the Robbery of Major Elijah P. Goodridge, December 19, 1816. Salem: Printed by T.C. Cushing, 1817. 32 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet. Light browning, some leaves have light foxing, tiny faint mark from paper clip to title and final page. $150. * Only edition. "Elijah Goodridge brought charges against a number of individuals whom he accused of robbing him, but apparently no robbery had taken place. Goodridge's accusations had been fabricated and the defendants were acquitted after a trial in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court" (Cohen). This is one of three accounts of this case. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 14018.
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