Concord, N.H. 1825. 127,pp. Early 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Cloth somewhat dust soiled, front hinge starting. Paper shelf label on spine, institutional ink stamp and ownership inscription on titlepage, blind stamps on initial leaves. With a contemporary manuscript annotation on final leaf. Some tanning, occasional foxing. Good plus. Item #WRCAM52926
An uncommon account of a disturbing case of child neglect that resulted in death in 1825 New Hampshire. "The father and stepmother were charged with the murder of a five-year- old child by neglect and starvation. The father was convicted of manslaughter" - McDade. This copy contains a contemporary manuscript annotation reporting the sentence. McDADE 328. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 22511.