Book #72148
Item #72148 The Parker Murder, Manchester's Great Mystery, The Story of the. Trials, Asa Wentworth, Henry Wentworth.

The Parker Murder, Manchester's Great Mystery, The Story of the...

The Wentworths Kill the Tax Collector: McDade 1075 [Trials]. Wentworth, Asa, Defendant. Wentworth, Henry, Defendant. Wentworth, Horace, Defendant. The Parker Murder. Manchester's Great Mystery. The Story of the Murder of Jonas L. Parker, March 26, 1845, With an Account of the Efforts to Discover his Murderers, And a Report of the Famous Trial of the Wentworths. Manchester, NH: Printed by John B. Clarke, 1886. 43 pp. Text in parallel columns. Two woodcut text illustrations (maps). Octavo (9" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling, light rubbing to extremities, early owner inscription ("Edward Runnells Mast Yard") to front wrapper, light browning to text. $650. * Only edition. "Parker was the local tax collector and his body, with throat cut, was found outside the town. The Wentworths were not tried until 1850; then they were defended by Franklin Piece and Benjamin F. Butler and acquitted" (McDade). OCLC locates 13 copies, 4 in law libraries (Harvard, Social Law, South Texas College of Law, University of Missouri). McDade, The Annals of Murder 1075.

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