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Autograph Letter, Signed, To Dr James Batcheller Regarding the.
1853 - Governor Steele Discusses a Controversial Murder Case Recorded in McDade Steele, John Hardy [1789-1865]. [Batcheller, Dr. James (d. 1866)]. [Comings, William]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, To Dr. James Batcheller, Peterborough, NH, April 14, 1853]. Single leaf folded to form bifolium, all 10" x 7-3/4," franked on verso, with postage stamp. Content in neat hand to recto and versos of first leaf. Vertical and horizontal fold lines, a few tiny stains. $750. * Steele was the governor of New Hampshire. His letter discusses facts pointing to the innocence or guilt of William Comings, who was convicted of strangling his wife with a handkerchief, then suspending her body from a bedpost to make her death look like a suicide. Comings was convicted and appealed his case unsuccessfully. He was then pardoned by Governor Steele, who felt the case had been mismanaged and the jury biased. This case was the subject of a pamphlet that is recorded in McDade. See McDade, The Annals of Murder 208. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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