Washington Trial, Drayton convicted

August 11, 1848

An article about the Drayton trial and conviction predicts that the “verdict will probably be set aside”.  Asserts that three members of the jury, all Irishmen, were in favor of acquittal, but that, after “after standing out all night, and fasting for twenty-four hours, they began to be alarmed that they might make themselves obnoxious to the people of the District, and lose their means of living, and at length consented to the verdict of guilty!

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