A Libel Trial that Followed Accusations of Desertion in a Pro-Jackson Newspaper [Trial]. Berry, Ira, Defendant. The Liberty of the Press Vindicated, And Truth Triumphant! State Versus Ira Berry, For an Alleged Libel on Cyprus Weston, The Nominal Complainant in the Prosecution and the Nominal Mover of the "Belgrade Resolutions:" Also a Delegate to the Federal State Convention, Holden in Augusta, June 26, 1832; And the Pitiful Instrument and Victim of the Desperation and Folly of the Leaders of the Federal Party in the County of Kennebec! [N.p., but Augusta ME, S.n., but likely the Augusta Age, 1832]. 20 pp. Octavo (10-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in self-wrappers, untrimmed edges. Light soiling to exterior, moderate toning and light spotting, clean teras to a few leaves upper cormer lacking from final leaf with no loss to text. $950. * Only edition. The Age, a fairly new Jacksonian weekly, was published in Augusta by Ira Berry and Frank Smith. It succeeded the recently defunct Patriot, a paper that accused Weston of deserting twice during the War of 1812. Weston sued for libel, but Berry and his paper were vindicated. OCLC locates 3 copies (Bowdoin, University of Missouri Law School, Yale Law School). McCoy, Freedom of the Press B-240.