1857 · [Boston
Morey, a Bostonian, was shot and killed by a prison guard while housed at the Paris Debtors' Prison.
He "was the first person who publicly exhibited a sewing machine in this city and by his enterprise and business tact, he first gave that public impulse to the importance of such machines, which has resulted in their great improvement and wide-spread use at the present day... He was shot by a sentry while standing at a window of Clichy Debtors' Prison, in Paris. He was proprietor of Goodyear's patent for vulcanized India rubber for England and France and had been imprisoned through some dispute between him and Mr. Goodyear, ( who has also been residing for some time in France), with the merits of which we are not acquainted. Morey was to have been discharged on the very day he was shot, the court having declared, after a tedious process, that his arrest had been illegal. The sentry stated that he had commanded Mr. Morey to depart from the window, this having been the orders in other prisons and as he did not do so, he fired upon him" [article on Morey at the web site of Fiddlebase].
Not located on OCLC as of February 2020, or the AAS web site. (Inventory #: 36616)