1873 Manuscript Court Documents regarding the Abduction and Rape of Louisa Hill in Newtown, Queens New York
(Americana - 19th Century - Manuscript - Crime - Rape - New York City)

New York, NY: Not Published, 1873. F (12) sides of court documents, testimony and presentations regarding this case of violence and sexual assault. Louis St. Clair and Joseph A. Platt were both initially arrested and questioned and after initially denying the charges, St. Clair admitted his sole culpability in raping Louisa Hill. With the indictment for rape file signed by Benjamin W. Downing and the foreman, John A. Searing. Also the examination of the witnesses taken before Justice of the Peace John H. Brinckerhoff: Louisa Hill's statement describing the incident, Louis St. Clair's statement of responsibility and confession and the official complaint and indictment papers for both men, signed by J.H. Sutphin Clerk of the court. Old fold lines, pinned together at top margin; light wear & ageing; in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24742)


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