A Complete History of the Trial of Guiteau, Assassin of President Garfield

A Complete History of the Trial of Guiteau, Assassin of President Garfield

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...defense has been to befog all that may be clear in this case, in the vain hope that they may get to the jury with some uncertainty attached, in some way, to the case upon which to build up a plea for acquittal." Mr. Davidge concluded his argument at f1ve minutes to 3 o'clock. The Court then adjourned. On Tuesday morning, January 10th, the courtroom was densely crowded. Mr. Porter proceeded at once with the argument of the prosecution upon the prayers presented by the defense. His opening was a keen reply to some strictures upon himself, after which he addressed himself to the question of malice. He said his friend, Mr. Davidge, had planted himself solely and squarely--in regard to the question of malice--on a statute of the United States which assumed the fact that there might be a homicide without malice. There had been many such homicides, but the murder of Garfield was not one of them. Four days after he formed his decision of murder he gave Mr. Garfield one last chance, and wanted to know whether he was or not to have the consulship at Paris. Blaine had rejected his application with contempt. Prisoner: He never rejected it. Mr. Porter: He demanded of the President the removal of Mr. Blaine, and added that if the President refused it, "you and your administration will come to grief." He did; his administration did not. The President died; the government lives. It is under the control of a President who will do illustrious honor to the long line of Presidents, and the man who murdered his predecessor is brought to justice by him under the law--by him and by his authority--and we demand in behalf of the government that this assassin shall not be spared under false pretenses. Prisoner: You-were employed by Mr. Arthur under a misapprehension, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677544
  • 9781236677549