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100 1 Kleiger, Estelle Fox.
245 14 The trial of Levi Weeks, or, The Manhattan well mystery /
|cby Estelle Fox Kleiger.
246 30 Manhattan well mystery
250 First pbk. edition.
264 1 Chicago, IL :|bAcademy Chicago,|c[2001, 1989]
264 4 |c©1989
300 1 online resource (240 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
347 text file
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 n 1799, the murder of a young woman caused a terrific stir
in the city of New York. The victim was Gulielma Sands who,
on 22 December, left the boardinghouse where she lived,
never to return. Her bruised body was found several days
later in the Manhattan Well, a 20-minute carriage ride
from her home. The accused was Levi Weeks, a fellow
boarder who, Miss Sands had claimed, was to marry her the
night she disappeared. Two of the attorneys for the
defense were Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, friends of
Ezra Weeks, a prominent builder and brother of the
accused. The citizens of New York raised an enormous hue
and cry over the murder: the body was displayed in the
streets before the trial; mobs shoved their way into the
courtroom to see the famous lawyers at work and to get a
glimpse of the accused; and -- when the verdict was read -
- few felt that justice had been done. This book tells the
story of the trial of Levi Weeks and includes the entire
transcript of the first American murder trial ever
recorded. It is at once a riveting retelling of a true
crime in which the voices of early New Yorkers come to us
freshly from over two centuries, and a riveting legal and
social history of New York in the early years of the
588 Description based on print version record.
600 10 Weeks, Levi|vTrials, litigation, etc.
650 0 Trials (Murder)|zNew York (State)|zNew York.
650 7 HISTORY / United States / General.|2bisacsh
655 4 Electronic books.
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776 08 |iPrint version:|aKleiger, Estelle Fox.|tTrial of Levi
Weeks, or, The Manhattan well mystery.|bFirst pbk. edition
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856 40 |uhttp://digitalbooks.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/
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