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Rare Book Video – The Trial of Richard Lawrence for his Assassination Attempt on President Andrew Jackson

The latest installment in our Rare Book Video series features the trial of Richard Lawrence for his assassination attempt on President Andrew Jackson. Lawrence believed that he was King Richard III and Jackson’s veto of the bill to reauthorize the charter of the Second Bank of the United States had deprived him of a dispensation […]

Rare Book Video – The Trial of Captain William Kidd for Murder and Piracy

The third installment of our Rare Book Video series focuses on an item that is included as an entry in our Piracy Trials collection on Law.gov–The Arraignment, tryal, and condemnation of Captain William Kidd, for murther and piracy, upon six several indictments, at the Admiralty-Sessions, held by His Majesty’s commission at the Old-Baily, on Thursday […]

Rare Book Video – The Trial of Rep. Daniel Sickles for Shooting Philip Barton Key

Today, we return to the Law Library’s vault to explore our collection of rare books and manuscripts. The second installment in our series of rare book videos features the illustrated trial of Rep. Daniel Sickles for shooting Philip Barton Key II, a trial that is often referred to as the trial of the century for the 19th century. […]

Rare Book Video – George Washington’s Copy of the Acts of the First Session of the First Congress under the Federal Constitution of 1789

This video is the first in a series that will take you inside the Law Library’s vault to explore our collection of rare books and manuscripts. The first installment features a Law Library favorite, George Washington’s copy of the Acts of the First Session of the First Congress under the Federal Constitution. Please leave a comment if […]