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The Daniel Sickles trial... Phelan the billiards champion...

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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 during which was the first use of a plea of temporary insanity by a criminal defendant. As such, 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, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Minimal margin wear, just a bit of light foxing.

Category: Pre-Civil War