JEFFERSON'S NEPHEWS A Frontier Tragedy.

Author: Merrill Jr. (Boynton)
Year: 1976
Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg+
Price: 15.00
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Hardback. On a December night in the year of 1811, in the frontier county of Livingston, Kentucky, a terrible crime was committed. Two nephews of Thomas Jefferson were charged with murder and were later tried. This is the story of that crime and the story of an aristocratic family gradually overtaken by ruin that ended in a spectacle of horror and bloodshed heightened by an earthquake. The great forests, rivers, and rich lands; the lawmen, merchants, settlers, slaves, and outlaws; the now-forgotten hardships of frontier life - all figure in the tragedy that inexorably unfolded, first in a firelit cabin, then in a log courtroom, and finally in a graveyard a the top of a hill. The men accused of the crime were Lilburne and Isham Lewis. Illus. + Maps and Figures, Appendices, Notes, Bibliog. and Index. 462pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. sl. fading to top edge of fr. cover, o/w Vg+ in sl. sunned vg+ pcdw. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage, particularly if shipped overseas.

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