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 Franlin 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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