THE TRIALS OF WILLIAM S. SMITH AND SAMUEL G. OGDEN FOR MISDEMEANOURS HAD IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE NEW YORK DISTRICT IN JULY, 1806
Publisher: New York: I. Riley and Co.
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Cover
Dust Jacket: No jacket
With a preliminary account of the proceedings of the same court against Messrs. Smith and Ogden, in the proceeding April term. New York:I. Riley and Co. 1807. xxxiii+287pp. Hardcover. Bound in full leather. Leather is rubbed at hinges, scratched and scuffed. Title in gilt on leather label on spine. Internally, end-pages are age-toned with some foxing. A previous owners name is inked to the top of the title page, but otherwise, aside from some age-toning to pages, a very good, clean copy. The binding is still tight. Overall, a very good copy. *They were charged with violating the Neutrality Act of 1794. "The 1806 prosecution of William Smith and Samuel Ogden for their role in helping Francisco de Miranda fight Spanish rule in Latin America was a nearly forgotten trial that involved mercenaries, a potential war, allegations of government persecution, and a president's decision not to allow federal officials to testify in court."