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Incredible coverage of the trial of John Colt, with great graphics...



Item # 665891

January 28, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1842 

* John C. Colt murder trial w/ prints
* Brother of famous gun inventor


Most of the front page is taken up with considerable detail on the intriguing murder case of John Colt, who was accused of murdering Samuel Adams the previous year. This was quite the sensation at the time.
Of special interest is the incredible graphic on page 5, with a very rare & huge banner headline: "TRIAL OF JOHN C. COLT, FOR THE MURDER OF SAMUEL ADAMS" "Together With the Charge of Judge Kent'. Beneath this is a portrait of Colt, and the building where Adams was murdered, and then a diagram of the 2nd floors. The balance of page 5 is taken up with related text along with all of pages 6, 7 and 8.
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: Pre-Civil War