An Accused Adulterer Defended by Richard Henry Dana [Trial]. Kalloch, I[saac] S[mith] [1831-1887], Defendant. Only Full Report of the Trial of Rev. I.S. Kalloch on Charge of Adultery: Complete History of the Affair, Doings of the Church, Kalloch's Pulpit Defence, Arrest, Arraignment, Trial, And Result. With Accurate Portraits of Kalloch and the Beautiful Lady in Black, And the Lecture Room of the Lechmere. Boston: Federhen & Company, 1857. 64 pp. Woodcut pictorial title page. Two woodcut text illustrations. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial self-wrappers bound into recent quarter calf over marbled boards. Moderate toning and dampstaining to text, repairs to edges of first and final leaves. $750. * Only edition. "Isaac Smith Kalloch, accused of adultery in this prosecution, was a Baptist clergyman and was supported by the trustees of his church throughout this affair. (...) The jury could not reach a verdict in the case, which was tried in the Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas (Criminal Session) in Cambridge Massachusetts" (Cohen). Kalloch was defended by the eminent lawyer and politician Richard Henry Dana, Jr. [1815-1882]. The trial resulted in a hung jury. Kalloch later moved to San Francisco and became that city's mayor in 1879. The Full Report includes the judge's charge, but not the jury's final verdict. Kalloch was acquitted. He moved to San Francisco, where he continued to generate controversy by skirting the bounds of decency. When he decided to run for mayor of San Francisco in 1879, he came under attack from the San Francisco Chronicle's editor-in-chief, Charles de Young, who was backing another candidate. DeYoung, hoping to end Kalloch's campaign, accused the minister of having an affair. Kalloch responded by claiming that De Young's mother ran a brothel. In response, DeYoung ambushed Kalloch on a street and shot him twice. Kalloch survived the wounds. Due in part to the sympathy of voters, he was elected the 18th Mayor of San Francisco. OCLC locates 7 copies in North American law libraries (Brigham Young University, Harvard, LA County, Social Law, Library of Congress, University of Cincinnati, University of Minnesota). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 13700.
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