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Title Horrid murder. Augusta, (Kennebec) July, 1806. [electronic resource] : At an early hour on Wednesday morning last, the inhabitants of this town were alarmed with the dreadful information, that Capt. James Purrinton, of this place, in cool blood, had murdered his wife, six children, and himself. ..
Imprint [Augusta, Me.? : Printed by Peter Edes?, 1806]
Descript 1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill. (relief cut) ; 45 x 28 cm
Series Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 10590
Note Probably printed at Augusta, Me., by Peter Edes who printed a pamphlet account of the murders, entitled: Horrid massacre!! Sketches of the life of Captain James Purrinton ... Cf. Shaw & Shoemaker 10588
Text in three columns separated and surrounded by mourning border; relief cuts of eight coffins at head; printed area measures 39.5 x 22.2 cm
Shaw & Shoemaker 10590
Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 10590)
Subject Purrinton, James, 1760-1806
Purinton family
Crime -- Maine -- Augusta
Murder -- Maine -- Augusta
Infanticide -- Maine -- Augusta
Suicide -- Maine -- Augusta
Broadsides. rbgenr
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