Mamaroneck, NY: Paul P. Appel, 1969. Hardcover. Six volumes bound in navy cloth boards with gilt spine lettering; 5621 pp. Supplemental volume is 524 pp. Bw illustrations, portraits and folded plans. VG- (ex-library with labels and stamps on spine, block, inside front and rear covers and title page verso. Light shelfwear to boards and block. Pages are clean and clear. Binding is tight.). Item #185239
Contents: v. 1. Stenographic minutes of trial -- v. 2. Stenographic minutes of trial (cont'd.). Index to stenographic minutes -- v. 3. Defendants' exceptions -- v. 4. Defendants' exceptions (cont'd.). Decision by Judge Webster Thayer in stubstitute-barrel proceedings handed down March 21, 1924. Third and fourth supplementary motions for a new trial. Brief and opinion on first appeal. Application for rehearing and denial. Index to proceedings on first appeal -- v. 5. Defendants' amended bill of exceptions 1926. Briefs and opinion on defendants' amended bill of exceptions. Proceedings upon imposition of sentences. Petition to governor. Proceedings before advisory committee. Governor's decision and committee's report. Proceedings after governor's decision. On petitions for certiorari. Petitions for habeas corpus. Copy of docket entries. General appendices. On April 15, 1920, a band of five armed robbers made off with the payroll of a South Braintree, Mass. shoe company, shooting dead the guard (Alessandro Berardelli) and the paymaster (Frederick Albert Parmenter). Two Italian extremists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were charged on May 5, 1920, with the murders; indicted on September 14, 1920; and brought to trial in the Superior Court at Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, Judge Webster Thayer presiding. A verict of guilty was rendered but sentence was not pronounced until April 9, 1927. Following a worldwide outcry of injustice, Governor Alvan Fuller appointed an independent commission to advise him of the fairness of the trial. The commission's members were Abbot Lawrence Lowell, Pres. of Harvard University, Judge Robert Grant, and President Samuel W. Stratton. In Nov. 1925 Celestino Medeiros, a young Portugese, confessed to the crime. A motion based on Medeiros' statement was argued before Judge Thayer, who denied it. On Aug. 22, 1927, Sacco and Vanzetti were executed.
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