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Imputation of theft. Report of the trial of an action brought by Mrs. Sarah Bingham against the Rev. John Gardiner, D.D. for a malicious libel, imputing to her that she had stolen a one pound note: which took place at Wells, on Thursday the 17th Aug. 1820, before the Honourable Mr. Justice Burrough and a special jury. With a Preface.
London: printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor 1820 - 8vo., xvi + 53 + (1)pp., including the half-title, recent marbled boards lettered on spine. A very good copy. First edition. The sorry story of a 70 year old woman, 'of good fortune, of respectable situation, living in Bath, constantly attending the chapel,' who was accused of stealing a one pound note from the Octagon Chapel charity box. The Rev. John Gardiner was charged with 'composing and publishing several malicious libels, imputing to the plaintiff that she had committed a felony, in two letters with the signatures of 'Vindicator' and of 'Clincher', published in the Bath and Cheltenham Gazettes> of the 24th and 31st of May 1820'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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