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CHARLES B. HUNTINGTON
FOR G ER Y.
PRINCIPAL DEFENCE: INSANITY.
PREPARED FOR PUBLICATION BY
THE DEFENDANT'S COUNSEL,
FROM FULL STENOGRAPHIC NOTES TAKEN BY
MESSRS. ROBERTS & WARBURTON, LAW REPORTERS.
NEW YORK :
No. 20 NASSAU STREET,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by
JOHN S. VOORHIES, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York
Tais volume contains a faithful report of the trial of CHARLES B. HUNTINGTON. "The evidence, charge of the judge, and arguments of counsel, were taken down by us stenographically, and we have no hesitation in certifying to the general accuracy of the work as published.
ROBERTS & WARBURTON,
No. 116 Nassau Street, N. Y.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 1857. We have examined the report of the Huntington trial, made by Messrs. ROBERTS & WARBURTON, and feel pleasure in stating that it exhibits great accuracy and skill on the part of those gentlemen as stenographers.
E. S. CAPRON, City Judge.
We have examined our testimony in the Huntington trial, as reported by Rob-
C. R. GILMAN,
On page 5, line 44, read “interpose a challenge," &c.
This volume, containing a faithful report of an important trial, is published by the Prisoner's Counsel. Their client having been convicted, they would not for trivial reasons perpetuate the evidence that their labors were unsuccessful. They are willing, however, to have their defeat commemorated, if they may thus to any degree promote the increase of valuable scientific knowledge or the purposes of humanity. And it is chiefly for these objects, that the present work is printed.
Huntington is now undergoing a felon's punishment. His case, remarkable in all its features, has special interest for the medical and legal professions in the circumstance that one defence put forward in his behalf was Insanity, of the species familiarly called “Moral.”
The opinions on that defence given at the time by Drs. PARKER and GILMAN of this city, though not contradicted by ang witness, have been freely and most unfairly censured in many journals and periodicals and by a large portion of our community. It is due to those gentlemen,—who, in their part of this case, performed, most intelligently, an honorable, and a very obvious duty,—to preserve, in such form as to prevent misrepresentation, the evidence of all they have said or done