Ursuline Convent trial notes, 1834.

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Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861. Ursuline Convent trial notes, 1834.

Ursuline Convent trial notes, 1834.

Trial notes presumably kept by Lemuel Shaw, Chief Justice of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court, during the trials against those accused of the burning of the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown, Mass. The convent was burned by a mob on 11 Aug. 1834 and Shaw presided over the trials against John R. Buzzell, Alvah Kelley, Prescott P. Pond, Aaron Hadley, and Nathaniel Budd, Jr. in December. His notes cover the arguments made by the attorneys, the testimonies of witnesses, and his summary and charge to the jury. Also included are an annotated copy of the Grand Jury indictment and the list of jurors.

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