Manchester, VT: Journal Book and Job Office, 1873.
First Edition. 48 pp, in original printed wrappers. Mild toning; near fine. Published 54 years after the fact, this is an account of the wrongful conviction of brothers Jesse and Stephen Boorn for the murder of their mentally deficient brother-in-law, who was eventually discovered (just six weeks before Stephen Boorn was scheduled for execution) to have wandered off of his own accord. Sargeant, who was one of the Boorns' defense attorneys, concludes his narrative with a general discussion of (and warning about) the fallibility of investigators, witnesses, and juries. McDade 113.