Report of the Great Conspiracy Case: The People of the State of Michigan, Versus Abel F. Fitch and Others, Commonly Called the Rail Road Conspirators: Tried Before His Honor Warner Wing, Presiding Judge of the Circuit Court for the County of Wayne, at the May Term, 1851, in the City of Detroit. Containing the Evidence, Arguments of Counsel, Charge of the Court and the Verdict of the Jury

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Advertiser and Free Press, 1851 - 865 стор.
The defendants were charged with burning the freight depot of the Michigan Central Railroad Company. Fitch died during the trial, and the case was continued as The people of the state of Michigan vs. Ammi Filley, et al.

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