Cruelty Against a Woman, Or a Political Hatchet Job? Marie, Jane. The Case of Jane Marie, Exhibiting the Cruelty and Barbarous Conduct of James Ross, To a Defenceless Woman. Written and Published by the Object of His Cruelty and Vengeance, And Addressed to the Public of Philadelphia and the Whole of Pennsylvania. [Philadelphia: William Duane], 1808. 28 pp. Octavo (8" x 5") Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light browning, light wear to spine ends and corners, light foxing to a few leaves, "3" in early hand to head of title page, which is almost detached. $150. * Duane, a staunch Philadelphia Anti-Federalist newspaperman, published this pamphlet to discredit the Pennsylvania Federalist gubernatorial candidate James Ross, who was well-known as the negotiator who ended the Whiskey Rebellion [1791-1794]. It accused Ross of tricking Marie into transferring her home to him, then hiring "a gang of ruffians" to evict her "with sticks and whips," an event described in salacious detail Ross denied the allegations, but lost the election. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 44560.
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