New York, 1841. 416pp. Later boards, with original blue printed wrappers pasted on front and rear covers. Hinges cracked, hanging by cords. Lacks front free endpaper. Scattered foxing. Good. An extensive account of this celebrated case of international law which resulted from the Canadian Rebellion of 1837. According to McDade, "In 1837 an attempted insurrection in Canada was put down, and the group fled to an American island in the Niagara River. A small steamer, the Caroline, brought provisions to them, and the British sent a force out to destroy it, which they did, killing Amos Durfee in the effort. The incident led to a controversy between the United States and England. McLeod, while in Buffalo, boasted of being Durfee's killer. He was arrested and charged by New York State with the murder. The United States government tried to prevent the trial, and failing, the United States Attorney successfully defended McLeod, who probably had no part in the event." The case touched on delicate points of international law, as well as the great friction caused by the Rebellion of 1837. Howes describes a Washington edition of this work as the "enlarged edition." TPL 2470. LANDE 1954. McDADE 661. COHEN 12860. HOWES M157 (Washington ed). SABIN 43531 (note). (Inventory #: WRCAM23331)
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