Mutiny and Murder on the High Seas, McDade 679 [Trial]. Miller, George [d. 1876], Defendant. Glew, John, Defendant. Smith, William [d. 1876], Defendant. The Jefferson Borden Mutiny: Trial of George Miller, John Glew, And William Smith for Murder on the High Seas: Before Clifford & Lowell, JJ. Boston: Printed Under the Direction of the Clerk of the Court, 1876. 141 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, printed wrappers, which are detached with moderate edgewear, fading and light soiling, spine perished, text block secure. Moderate toning to text, faint offsetting to title page, light foxing to a few leaves, heavier offsetting to verso of final leaf, a blank. $350. * Only edition. "The Jefferson Borden was bound for London from New Orleans. Corydon Trask Patterson was the mate, and in the course of a mutiny, he was hit with an iron bar and thrown overboard. The mutiny was suppressed, and at this trial Glew was acquitted and Miller and Smith were condemned" (McDade). This official account includes the indictment, arraignment, pleas, assignment of counsel to prisoners, empaneling of the jury, evidence, charge to the jury, verdict, remarks of the Court on passing sentence and the sentences. McDade, The Annals of Murder 679.
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