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1 HALLETT, Benjamin F., Reported By TRIAL OF REV. MR. AVERY. A Full Report of the Trial of Ephraim K. Avery, Charged with the Murder of Sarah Maria Cornell, Before the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, at a Special Term in Newport, Held in May 1933:
Boston Daily Commercial Gazette 1833 Hardcover VG 
207pp+40pp+folding map. VG in quarter polished calf and brown cloth. Edges uncut. Two pages have light staining to corners and one or two others are a little browned. Endpapers are rather dusty and the rear endpaper has been repaired, but no loss of text, o/w the pages are very clean. The full report of the trial is followed by 'Additional Medical Testimony by Professor Channing on the part of the Defendant and by Dr. William Turner, for the Government' and the additional 40pp consists of 'Avery's Trial, Supplementary Edition, reported by B.F. Hallett'. When Sarah Cornell was found hanging from the frame of a haystack in Tiverton, Rhode Island, it might easily have been called suicide but for a note she had left saying 'If I should be missing, enquire of the Rev. Mr. Avery of Bristol - he will know where I am'. This was the beginning of the Reverend's troubles and one of the most famous 19th-century cases. Aside from the note, the most damning piece of evidence against him was the fact that he had been seen in the vicinity of the hanging but Magistrates dismissed the case against him. However, it was found that Sarah had been pregnant and it was assumed that Avery was to blame and had a good motive for murdering her. People became very threatening and Avery decided to disappear. There was an immediate hue and cry and he was finally brought back to face trial for murder. One of the rarer editions which includes all three parts in one volume. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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