A Review of the Case, the People Agt Rev Henry Budge, Indicted...
"Her Throat Had Been Cut": McDade 137 Swinburne, John [1820-1889]. Budge, Henry, Defendant A Review of the Case, The People Agt. Rev. Henry Budge, Indicted for the Murder of His Wife Priscilla Budge, (Tried at the Oneida, New York, Circuit Court, In August and September, 1861,) Containing an Examination of the Medico-Legal Questions Involved in the Case; A Review of the Positions Taken by the Medical Witnesses for the Defence; An Extended Discussion of the Positions Assumed by the Medical Witnesses for the Prosecution, With Cuts, And Tables for Illustration; Letters and Opinions from Various Eminent American and Foreign Medical Jurists, Together with Copious Abstracts from the Evidence Adduced, And the Judge's Charge in the Civil Action of Henry Budge Agt. Caleb Lyon, For Libel, Tried at the Herkimer Circuit in October and November, 1861. Albany: C. Van Benthuysen, Printer, 1862. 94 pp. 6 lithograph plates. Octavo (9" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light soiling, moderate wear to edges and spine ends, rear wrapper and adjacent leaf beginning to detach at ends, large (illegible) owner signature to front wrapper, some wear and folds to corners of wrappers and a few leaves at beginning and end of text, light browning to interior, heavier browning to fore-edges of a few leaves at beginning of text, short tear to top edges of title page. $750. * Only edition. "Mrs. Budge's death was first ruled a suicide; then her husband was tried, but acquitted. Her throat had been cut. After acquittal, Budge sued Caleb Lyon for calling him a murderer. Lyon's defense was that the allegation was true. Budge got a judgement of $100; he had sued for $20,000. Dr. Swinburne was Lyon's defense witness, and his pamphlet summarizes that trial. There is an interesting series of illustrations demonstrating the kinds of wounds made from different positions" (McDade). OCLC locates 4 copies in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, University of Missouri, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 137.
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