THE TRIAL OF ALEXANDER ADDISON, ESQ. PRESIDENT OF THE COURTS OF COMMON PLEAS IN THE CIRCUIT CONSISTING OF THE COUNTIES OF WESTMORELAND, FAYETTE, WASHINGTON AND ALLEGHENY, ON AN IMPEACHMENT, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, BEFORE THE SENATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. TAKEN IN SHORT HAND BY THOMAS LLOYD.

Lancaster. 1803. [3]-124,101-154,14pp. Lacks half title. 20th-century tan buckram, gilt morocco labels. Shelf mark on spine. Institutional ink and blind stamp on titlepage. Occasional foxing and contemporary marginalia, worming to last portion of text and the Appendix. Good. Item #WRCAM16423A

Addison, a pugnacious reactionary (he defended the Alien and Sedition Acts), was impeached and removed from the bench on a charge of slander arising from his refusal to allow an associate judge to address a jury. Alexander Dallas was the prosecutor. Second and best edition, with appendix. SABIN 381. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 3631. McCOY A31-32.

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