He Tried to Make the Murder Look Like a Suicide [Trial]. Comings, William F., Defendant. Report of the Trial of William F. Comings: On an Indictment for the Murder of His Wife, Mrs. Adeline T. Comings. At the September Term of the Court of Common Pleas Holden at Haverhill, In the County of Grafton, N.H., A.D. 1843. Together with His Life, Written by Himself. Boston: Samuel N. Dickinson, 1844. 158 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling and a few minor marks to wrappers, light wear to spine ends and corners, rear joint and adjacent signature just starting to detach at foot, rodent damage (?) to foot of fore-edge of rear half of text block with no loss to text. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing. $950. * Only edition. "He was convicted of strangling his wife at Bath, N.H., with a handkerchief, and suspending her from a bedpost to make it appear to be suicide" (McDade). OCLC locates 5 copies in law libraries (Library of Congress, New York University, Social Law Library, University of Missouri, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 208.
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