He Thought His Victim was Trying to Cheat Him: McDade 360 [Trial]. Goodwin, Henry K., Defendant. Commonwealth vs. Henry K. Goodwin: Charged by Indictment with the Wilful Murder of Albert D. Swan: Eighth Day of the Trial Before Charles Allen and William S. Gardner, Justices: Edgar J. Sherman, Attorney General, Henry F. Hurlburt, District Attorney, For the Government. Benjamin F. Butler, John P. Sweeney, For the Prisoner. Argument of the Attorney General, In Behalf of the Government. Lawrence, MA: American Electric Job Print, 1886. 43 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Stapled pamphlet in stiff printed wrappers. Light soiling, a few tiny stains and moderate edgewear and chipping to wrappers, which are partially detached but secure, owner signature in faint pencil (Edgar J. Sherman) to front wrapper. Moderate toning to interior, folds to lower outside corners of first 8 leaves. $500. * Only edition. Goodwin shot Swan becuase he thought Swan was trying to cheat him out of his patents relating to the telephone. He was convicted of second degree murder. Benjamin F. Butler [1818-1893], one of Swan's lawyers, was also a distinguished Lowell businessman, politician who was an important major general in the Union Army, a leading member of the U.S. House of Representatives and governor of Massachusetts. This is a rare title. OCLC locates 5 copies, 1 in a law library (Social Law). McDade, The Annals of Murder 360.
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