The Pennsylvania State Trials: Containing the Impeachment, Trial, and Acquittal of Francis Hopkinson, and John Nicholson, Esquires; the former being judge of the Court of Admiralty, and the latter, the Comptroller-General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vol. 1. Edmund Hogan.
The Pennsylvania State Trials: Containing the Impeachment, Trial, and Acquittal of Francis Hopkinson, and John Nicholson, Esquires; the former being judge of the Court of Admiralty, and the latter, the Comptroller-General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vol. 1.
The Pennsylvania State Trials: Containing the Impeachment, Trial, and Acquittal of Francis Hopkinson, and John Nicholson, Esquires; the former being judge of the Court of Admiralty, and the latter, the Comptroller-General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vol. 1.
The Pennsylvania State Trials: Containing the Impeachment, Trial, and Acquittal of Francis Hopkinson, and John Nicholson, Esquires; the former being judge of the Court of Admiralty, and the latter, the Comptroller-General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vol. 1.

The Pennsylvania State Trials: Containing the Impeachment, Trial, and Acquittal of Francis Hopkinson, and John Nicholson, Esquires; the former being judge of the Court of Admiralty, and the latter, the Comptroller-General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vol. 1.

Philadelphia: Francis Bailey, 1794. Hardcover. "Printed by Francis Bailey . . . for Edmund Hogan." xii, 776 p.: tables; 22 cm. Signatures: pi2 2pi4 [A]4 B-H4 [J]4 K-5E4 (8vo). Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments between gilt rules. Red leather spine label with gilt-tooled title: Hogan's State Trials. No more published. First Edition. Early Am. Imprints, ser. 1 (Evans ), no. 27132. The Dedication by Edmund Hogan is dated Jan. 1795. Special title page for each trial: Account of the Impeachment and Trial of the late Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, Judge of the Court of Admiralty for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and, Account of the Impeachment, Trial, and Acquittal of John Nicholson, Esquire, Comptroller-General of the State of Pennsylvania. The list of subscribers (pp. [ix]-xii) contains members of the Pennsylvania legislature and other prominent figures including Thomas Bradford, Benjamin Franklin Bache, William Bingham, Tench Francis, Albert Gallatin, Jared Ingersoll, Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris, David Rittenhouse, Arthur St. Clair, and the Library Company. Includes a table with the votes in the Senate on Nicholson's trial, and an alphabetical index of the letters, official documents, witnesses, names of the speakers, and other occurrenes in the two trials. Former owner's name on front free endpaper: Robert McNair. Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791), a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and composer, was tried in 1780 on charges of accepting bribes; he was acquitted. John Nicholson (d. 1800), financier, Comptroller General of Pennsylvania, and land speculator, was charged with financial irregularities in 1793; he was acquitted. In Good+ Condition: leather is rubbed; minor loss at spine ends; front joint separated--held by cords; 2-cm. tear from lower edge of pp. 709-710, without loss; occasional minor foxing; otherwise clean and tight. Good +. Item #003621

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