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April 16, 1859

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 16, 1859  This issue has much coverage of the historic Daniel Sickles trial. This was the first use of a plea of temporary insanity by a criminal defendant making this a noteworthy case in American legal history.
The ftpg. shows "Mode of Swearing in the Jury..." and a sketch of the complete jury. Two pages inside have various prints relating to the trial including one of Sickles in the dock, the various attorneys, etc. Other prints within include "Michael Phelan, the Billiard Champion of America" and several prints of "Chickerings Pianoforte Manufactory".
Sixteen pages, even toning, an archival mend on the last page, otherwise in good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War