|The Murder of Samuel Adams by John C. Colt.|
An argument over money between bookkeeper John C. Colt and printer Samuel Adams, on September 17, 1841, ended in the murder of Adams in Colt’s Manhattan office. Colt tried to dispose of the body by crating it up and shipping it to New Orleans.
Read the full story here: The Corpse in the Shipping Crate.
Illustrations from "Trial of John C. Colt", New York Sun, January 31,1842.