A Conspiracy to Prevent Services in English in Two Lutheran Churches in Philadelphia [Trials]. Eberle, Frederick, Primary Defendant. Carson, James, Reporter. Trial of Frederick Eberle and Others, At a Nisi Prius Court, Held at Philadelphia, July 1816, Before the Honorable Jasper Yeates, Justice, For Illegally Conspiring Together by All Means Lawful and Unlawful, "With Their Bodies and Lives" To Prevent the Introduction of the English Language into the Service of St. Michael's and Zion's Churches, Belonging to the German Lutheran Congregation, In the City of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Published for the Reporter, 1817. 240 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet with untrimmed edges bound into later three-quarter morocco over cloth, gilt title and fillets and raised bands to spine, gilt publication date and small wax seal at foot. Light rubbing to extremities, bookplate residue to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to lower outside corner of text block. $650. * Only edition. "The defendants, some sixty church members, were found guilty. Subsequently, a writ of quo waranto was heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which denied the defendants a new trial.": Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 12212.
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