OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE TRIAL OF MARY HARRIS, INDICTED FOR THE MURDER OF ADONIRAM J. BURROUGHS, BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, (SITTING AS A CRIMINAL COURT,) MONDAY, JULY 3, 1865.

Washington, DC: W.H. & O.H. Morrison, 1865. Disbound pamphlet, stitched. 8vo.; 181pp. Loss to lower left corner of title page; small hole in title page at left margin (no text affected). Prev. owner's signature at head of title page; some darkening and soiling to title page & blank rear pages. Item #44701

McDade #445: "Burroughs was, by any standards, a cad..." who attempted to compromise Miss Harris and break their engagement while they were both residents of Chicago. He then married someone else and moved to Washington, DC. Harris followed him there and shot him in the corridor of the Treasury Building where he worked. Burrough's brother was President of the Univ. of Chicago and was much involved in her prosecution. Mrs. Abraham Lincoln sent Miss Harris flowers while she was in jail. Harris was acquitted.

Price: $225.00

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