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The murder of Samuel Adams by John Colt...



Item # 665660

September 27, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD---EXTRA, Sept. 27, 1842 

* John C. Colt murder trial sentence
* Brother of famous gun inventor


This is an uncommon single sheet "extra" edition created for the expressed purpose of reporting: "Sentence of JOHN C. COLT, Convicted On The Murder of SAMUEL ADAMS on the 19th September, 1841".
This murder case was quite a sensation at the time, the details easily found on the internet.
Complete as a single sheet issue, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War