New York: Richards and Company, 1846. Hard Cover. near Good binding. Item #5855
Octavo. 48 pp. Stitched into yellow, printed wrappers, all in later quarter leather over flexible boards. Wrappers are quite stained with some tidelines on the rear wrapper and a few leaves into the pamphlet; pages edges are worn; a few pencil notes on the first preface page identifying the relations of some of the individuals involved. A scandalous affair between Mrs. William R. Myers (Virginia Pollard Myers) and Dudley Marvin Hoyt. Upon the discovery of the affair by William's brother, Col. Samuel S. Myers (an early marginal note identifies Col. Myers as the owner of the Richmond Theater), William, Samuel, and William S. Burr sought out Hoyt in the small hours of the night and shot him in his bed. A murder touching some very respectable families in Richmond--Virginia Pollard was the daughter of Major Richard Pollard and sister of Confederate author, Edward A. Pollard; Virginia's uncle was William C. Rives. The incident garnered widespread attention; in fact, one can find a quarter column dedicated to it in the Evansville Weekly Journal of Evanville, IN. McDade 710.