Stabbed to Death in a Dispute Over an Election Bet [Trial]. Lockwood, R[ufus] A[llen] [1811-1857]. Frank J[ohn] H.W., Defendant. Speech of R.A. Lockwood, Esq., Delivered in Defence of J.H.W. Frank, At the October Term of the Tippecanoe Circuit Court, 1837. Indianapolis: Bolton and Livingston, 1837. 76 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 6"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Signatures loose, light soiling to exterior, light wear to corners, chip to head of title page with minor loss to text. Moderate toning to text, faint staining to a few leaves, early inscription and later library embossed and ink stamps to title page, another embossed stamp to final leaf. $950. * Only edition. "Lockwood was defense counsel for Frank, an editor of the Wabash Mercury, who stabbed John Woods to death in a dispute following an election bet. Frank was acquitted" (McDade). OCLC locates 4 copies (California Historical Society, Huntington Library, Indiana State Library, Library of Congress, McDade, The Annals of Murder 320.
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