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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 42

4. A Sketch of the Proceedings and Trial of William Hardy, on an Indictment for the Murder of an Infant, November 27, 1806, before the Supreme Judicial Court, Holden at Boston, within and for the Counties of Suffolk and Nantucket, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on the Second Tuesday of March, in the Year of Our Lord 1807 (Boston: Oliver & Munroe, 1807). (47 p.)

Transcript of a trial in which an indentured servant was charged with murdering his son, a four-week-old infant of mixed ancestry. The defendant was found not guilty. The defense argued that the mother, an Irish maid named Elizabeth Valpy, strangled the infant.