Book #79720
Item #79720 Henry Lambert: A Plea for Humanity and an Argument for Justice. Charles S. Hichborn.
Henry Lambert: A Plea for Humanity and an Argument for Justice...

Henry Lambert: A Plea for Humanity and an Argument for Justice...

"A More Powerful, Eloquent and Convincing Address Was Never Made" Hichborn, Charles S. [1856-1941]. Henry Lambert: A Plea for Humanity and an Argument for Justice Before the Governor and Council. Augusta, ME: [S.n.], 1923. [iv], 43, [5] pp. Softbound in stiff printed wrappers. Light toning, soiling and shelfwear to exterior, hinges cracked, moderate toning, light foxing to a few leaves, small clean tear to top-edge of pp. 1-2. Presentation inscription "For my storm-tried, time-tried and very dear friend Col. W.N. Williams & his most estimable wife. Charles S. Hichborn" to front free endpaper. $250. * Only edition. Lambert, a French-Canadian who could not speak English, was convicted of the murder of J. Wesley Allen and his wife and teenage daughter based on circumstantial evidence. He continued to protest his innocence and sought commutation of his life sentence to 40 years. Hichborn, an eminent Maine lawyer who had never met or spoken to Lambert, took up the case and fought hard for a full pardon for Lambert, which the governor granted. Lambert walked free on July 24, 1923. This pamphlet records Hichborn's eloquent, passionate appeal before the governor and executive council. It is rare. OCLC locates 4 copies (Harvard Law School, Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, University of Michigan).

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