Sensational 1825 Murder Trial in Buffalo, N.Y. [Trial]. Thayer Brothers. The Life, Trial, Condemnation and Dying Address, Of the Three Thayers! Who Were Executed for the Murder of John Love, At Buffalo, N.Y. June 17th, 1825. Buffalo: Printed for the Publisher, . 16 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers, untrimmed edges, large woodcut of three coffins to front. Light browning and faint dampspotting, light soiling to exterior, faint stain to foot of front wrapper. A well-preserved copy. $950. * The Thayer brothers were convicted in two separate trials for the robbery and murder of their boarder. They were executed together by hanging on June 17, 1825. A sensational event, it was the subject of several pamphlets. It was probably the first hanging to take place in Erie County, New York. In this edition the dying address is followed by an account of the trial and execution in verse. This imprint, which is listed in Cohen, is a variant of a copy in McDade, which has an image of a single coffin. See McDade, The Annals of Murder 972. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13088.
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