THE TRIAL OF ROBERT SAWLE DONNALL, SURGEON AND APOTHECARY, LATE OF FALMOUTH, IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, FOR THE WILFUL [sic] MURDER, BY POISON, OF MRS. ELIZABETH DOWNING, WIDOW, HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW, AT THE ASSIZE OF LAUNCESTON, FOR THE COUNTY AFORESAID, ON MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1817....

Falmouth: James Lake, 1817. xiv,[1],179pp. Half title. Early 20th-century buckram, gilt leather spine labels. Boards somewhat dust soiled, labels slightly chipped. Paper shelf label on spine, institutional ink stamp on titlepage. Light tanning, occasional foxing. Good plus. Untrimmed. Item #WRCAM52877

An English provincial printing of a trial account, reporting an 1817 case of poisoning in Cornwall. Robert Sawle Donnall was accused of killing his mother-in-law by mixing arsenic into her cocoa. He was found not guilty after the maid testified to having the same drink.

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