Book #71775
Trial of William Dandridge Epes for Murder of Francis Adolphus Muir. Trial, William Dandridge Epes, Defendant.
Trial of William Dandridge Epes for Murder of Francis Adolphus Muir...
Trial of William Dandridge Epes for Murder of Francis Adolphus Muir...

Trial of William Dandridge Epes for Murder of Francis Adolphus Muir...

An 1849 Murder in Petersburg, VA: McDade 286 [Trial]. Epes, William Dandridge [1806?-1848], Defendant. Brunet, J[ames] M[onroe].H. [d. 1856], Reporter. Trial of William Dandridge Epes, For the Murder of Francis Adolphus Muir, Dinwiddie County, Virginia: Including the Testimony Submitted in the Case, The Speeches of Counsel, &c. To Which are Added the Confessions of the Prisoner, An Account of His Execution, &c. &c. Petersburg, VA: J.M.H. Brunet, Reporter, 1849. 76 pp. Woodcut portrait of Epes on p.3. Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later three-quarter calf over cloth, recently rebacked, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to board edges, some wear to corners. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places, light soiling and edgewear to title page, the following leaf and final leaf. $1,850. * "Muir threatened to foreclose [farm] property he had sold to Epes, so Epes shot his creditor and hid his body on the farm. He faked a series of letters to account for Muir's absence, but he pawned his victim's watch and led the police to his door" (McDade). OCLC locates 7 copies in law libraries (Harvard, Jenkins, Library of Congress, University of Missouri, University of Virginia, US Supreme Court, William & Mary). McDade, The Annals of Murder 286.

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