Remarkable Trials Of All Countries by Thomas DunphyRemarkable Trials Of All Countries by Thomas Dunphy

Remarkable Trials Of All Countries

byThomas Dunphy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... JOHN C. COLT. HI8 TRIAL AND CONVICTION FOR THE MURDER OF SAMUEL ADAMS TO THE YEAR 1841.--SKETCH OF THE MURDERER AND HIS VICTIM.--THE EVIDENCE FOR AND AGAINST THE PRISONER IN FULL. EXCITING INCIDENTS OF THE TRIAL.--THE HKAD OF THE MURDERKD MAN EXHIBITED IN OPEN COURT.--INTERESTING EXAMINATION OF CAROLINE HKNBHAW, COLT's MISTRESS.--THE VERDICT.--ATTEMPTS TO RELEASE COLT FROM JAIL ISCIDKNTS OF HIS PRISON LIFE.--SUICIDE OF THE UNFORTUNATE MAN OS THE DAY BET DOWN FOR HIS EXECUTION.--THE TOMBS ON FIRE, &C. AC. It was only four years after the murder of Helen Jewett, tbat the citizens of New-York were again startled by another assassination, equally appalling in it character, causing intense excitement among all classes of the community. The perpetrator of the deed was John C. Colt, a teacher of book-keeping, and brother of the wellknown Colonel Samuel Colt, of patent revolver notoriety. His victim was Samuel Adams, a printer, both residents of New-York. The atrocity of the deed or any of the palliating circumstances which may have surrounded i', is not a fit subject for us to dilate upon. We will leave the public to form their estimate in this connection on reading the report of the trial, which follows this preliminary sketch, together with the statement of the prisoner, which was read in court by his counsel, Mr. Robert Emmett. John 0. Colt was born in Hartford. Conn., and at the time of the murder was about thirty-two years of age. He lived with his mistress, Carohne Henshaw, at No. 42 Mouroe street in this city, and occupied a room for his business in the granite building corner of Broadway and Chambers street, now the well-known Deliuonico's. Few who to-day enter this celebrated establishment are aware of the fact that within its walls was enacted one of t...
Title:Remarkable Trials Of All CountriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217268935

ISBN - 13:9780217268936