1822 · Boston
The indictment against Joseph T. Buckingham (1779–1861), a printer, publisher, author, and pamphleteer, was for composing and publishing a defamatory libel against John N. Maffitt (1794–1850), a Methodist clergyman, that alleged Maffitt has preached sermons as his own that had been written by others, that he doubted his Christianity, and other "hurtful" and "untrue" things. A verdict of not guilty was returned by the jury.
Shoemaker 10474; Sabin 8911. In later "wallpaper" wrappers. Light age-toning. (Inventory #: 39267)