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Assault and Battery, Report of the Trials of the Causes of Elisha Jenkins vs. Solomon Van Rensselaer, Solomon Van Rensselaer vs. John Tayler, The Same vs. Charles D. Cooper, and The Same vs. Francis Bloodgood
Book #: 014953

Author: Unstated
Publisher: Croswell & Frary
Place: n. p.
Year: 1808
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Softcover
Size: 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
Book Type: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Printed wraps, 81 pages, with a map illustrating the scene of the notorious Albany, NY street brawl between Federalists and Jeffersonians. In April 1807, Solomon Van Rensselaer (1774-1853), a Federalist, attacked one of his fiercest critics, Elisha Jenkins (1772-1849), a Jeffersonian, from behind with a walking stick. Jenkins sued Van Rensselaer and was awarded $2,500 in damages. John Tayler, Charles D. Cooper, and Francis Bloodgood joined in the fighting and were sued by Van Rensselaer. Van Rensselaer would go on to serve as a Member of the US House of Representatives from New York, as a Lieutenant Colonel during the War of 1812, and as Postmaster of Albany, NY (1822-1839). Elisha Jenkins later became Mayor of Albany (1816-1819). Francis Bloodgood (1775-1840) also served as a Mayor of Albany (1831-1833). John Tayler (1742-1849) served as the Lieutenant Governor of New York (1817-1822) and briefly as acting governor (1817). Charles D. Cooper (1769-1831) was Secretary of State of New York (1817-1818). Staining throughout, some chipping and paper loss at corners and spine ends, still highly readable. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Politics & Government; Law & Criminal Studies. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 014953.