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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Indictment against Benjamin Wallace for rape (signed on verso only)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06000 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Autograph endorsement signed Date: 1792/05 Pagination: 2 p. 24.8 x 19 cm

Summary of Content: Signed endorsement as attorney on verso. (Clerical signature on the front.) Indictment against Benjamin Wallace who, "not having the fear of God before his eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil," committed rape.

Background Information:

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Wallace, Benjamin

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentLawReligionCrimeCriminals and OutlawsWomen's History

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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