"Killed by a Party of Men Disguised as Indians": McDade 641 [Trials]. Lynn, David, Primary Defendant. Merrick, John [1766-1861], Reporter. Trial of David Lynn, Jabez Meigs, Elijah Barton, Prince Cain, Nathaniel Lynn, Ansel Meigs, And Adam Pitts, For the Murder of Paul Chadwick, At Malta, In Maine, On September 8th, 1809: Before the Hon. Theodore Sedgwick, L.L.D., Hon. Samuel Sewall, L.L.D., Hon. George Thatcher, Hon. Isaac Parker, Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, Held at Augusta, By Adjournment, Nov. 16, 1809. Taken in Short Hand. Hallowell: Published by Elekiel Goodale, Jan. 1810. 188 pp. Final 2 pages are publisher advertisements. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, small chip to head of spine, corners bumped, hinges partially cracked, early owner signature (F.A. Hill) to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, offsetting to margins of preliminaries and rear endleaves. A well-preserved copy. $2,000. * Only edition. "The killing arose out of a dispute over land titles in Maine. Chadwick was surveying at Windsor, Maine, when he was killed by a party of men disguised as Indians (McDade). Although there was a large amount of evidence showing guilt, all of the defendants were acquitted. McDade, The Annals of Murder 641.
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