A Schoolteacher Sues to Redeem Her Reputation and Save Her School [Trial]. Hall, Eunice, Plaintiff. Rogers, Daniel, Reporter. Report of the Trial of Eunice Hall vs. Robert Grant, For Slander. Tried Before the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Essex, In New-Jersey, And a Special Jury, In June Term, 1821. Taken in Short Hand by Daniel Rogers, Counsellor at Law. With an Abridgement of the Arguments of Counsel, And an Appendix. E[l]izabeth-Town, NJ: Printed by J. and E. Sanderson, 1821. 137 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning and light foxing, light wear to spine ends. $500. * Only edition. Robert Grant, a physician who treated one of Hall's students, alleged that Hall, a teacher, was responsible for the student's death, which destroyed her reputation and that of the school she kept. Hall sued Grant for fifteen counts of libel; the jury awarded her $250 in damages. The first page has a statement by Grant that indicates his interest in the publication of this pamphlet. OCLC locates 7 copies in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, NYU, Nova Southeastern University, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 11981. Felcone, New Jersey Books (2nd ed.) 1982.
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