The Case of Jane Marie, Exhibiting the Cruelty and Barbarous Conduct
Cruelty Against a Woman, Or a Political Hatchet Job? Marie, Jane. The Case of Jane Marie, Exhibiting the Cruelty and Barbarous Conduct of James Ross, To a Defenceless Woman. Written and Published by the Object of His Cruelty and Vengeance, And Addressed to the Public of Philadelphia and the Whole of Pennsylvania. [Philadelphia: William Duane], 1808. 28 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2") Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges. Light browning, light foxing to most of text, two small chips to title page. $250. * Duane, a staunch Philadelphia Anti-Federalist newspaperman, published (and probably wrote) this pamphlet to discredit the Pennsylvania Federalist gubernatorial candidate James Ross, who was well-known as the negotiator who ended the Whiskey Rebellion [1791-1794]. It accused Ross of tricking Marie into transferring her home to him, then hiring "a gang of ruffians" to evict her "with sticks and whips," an event described in salacious detail. Ross denied the allegations, but lost the election. OCLC locates 7 copies, none in law libraries. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 44560.
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