Murdered with A Pike Pole Thompson, Joseph P. [1819-1879]. Lewdness and Murder: A Discourse Suggested by the Late Murder, Delivered in the Chapel Street Congregational Church, On Sabbath Evening, March 9th 1845: And Reported in the Center Churches of New Haven and Hartford. New Haven: Printed and Published by J.H. Benham, 1845. 24 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling, a few minor stains and some minor wear to corners, spine worn away, wrappers partially detached but secure, faint vertical crease through center, moderate toning and light foxing to text. $300. * First edition. Thompson's sermon discusses the recent murder of Lucius P. Osborn by Andrew P. Potter, a "lewd" individual. Potter borrowed a watch from Osborn. Wanting to keep it, he murdered Potter by bashing his skull with a pike pole. Thompson shows that a man corrupted by lewdness is likely to become a criminal who will commit brutal acts. OCLC locates 1 copy in a law library (Yale). Not in McDade. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 12929.
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