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Coverage of the trial of John Colt, with unusual graphics...



Item # 665892

January 20, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD--EXTRA, Jan. 20, 1842 

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


A rare "Extra" edition produced to offer the latest news on the fascinating trial of John Colt.
Most of the front page is taken up with considerable detail on the case of Colt who was accused of murdering Samuel Adams the previous year. This was quite the sensation at the time.
Note that the front page has a print headed: "Samuel Adams, The Printer, Before He Was Cut Up and Salted." Also a "Diagram of Second Floor" where the murder happened.
Much of the balance of the ftpg. is taken up with much text headed: "Colt's Trial".
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War