Mail Robbery in Pennsylvania [Trials]. Mellon, Michael, Defendant Wilson, George, Defendant. Porter, James, Defendant. Mortimer, John, Reporter. The Mail Robbers: Report of the Trials of Michael Mellon, The Lancaster Mail Robber, And George Wilson and James Porter Alias May, the Reading Mail Robbers, Before the Honourable Judges Baldwin and Hopkinson in the Circuit Court of the United States, Holden In and For the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Of April Sessions, 1830. 162 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light soiling and edgewear, moderate toning to interior, light browning in places, occasional light foxing. $750. * Only edition. "The defendants were found guilty of assaulting Simon M'Crea, a mail carrier, and robbing the United States mails. They were sentenced to death, but this preface indicates that Wilson received a presidential pardon" (Cohen). OCLC locates 8 copies in law libraries (Brigham Young University, Harvard, Library of Congress, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of Pennsylvania, US Supreme Court, Worcester Trial Court Library). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 14036.
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