Reply to "The Alarming Developments" and "Further Developments," of the Rev. B. F. Clark, of North Chelmsford, Mass., in the Matter of the "Wrong Member of the Middlesex Bar Convicted of Perjury," &c. Asahel Huntington.

Reply to "The Alarming Developments" and "Further Developments," of the Rev. B. F. Clark, of North Chelmsford, Mass., in the Matter of the "Wrong Member of the Middlesex Bar Convicted of Perjury," &c.

Lowell, Mass. Printed for the Author, 1848. First edition. 8vo, unbound pamphlet (stitching perished), 22 pages. Partially unopened. Somewhat dust-soiled and a trifle chipped; old folds as though from mailing; in good condition. Item #16630

Huntington, who had served as district attorney in Northern Massachusetts, answers charges that he and a judge had conspired to frame a North Chelmsford attorney for perjury. Rev. Benjamin Franklin Clark had evidently felt a duty to defend the convicted attorney (a church member), both to avenge wrong-doing and to save his church's reputation; he evidently did so with some vehemence. This pamphlet collects Huntington's two responses to Clark from the pages of local papers, printed here in double columns; he uses a mixture of legal argument, common sense and Clark's alleged ineptitude: "This is *mere idiocy.* If I had a boy ten years of age, capable of reading and of ordinary capacity, and he should extract such miserable nonsense as this, from any thing I had written, I should think it evidence of such gross carelessness, that he would deserve a severe whipping." Sabin 33944.

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