Is anyone willing to help me attain an ebook genealogy resoure from Uni of Wyoming? [closed]

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I'm researching the Wood male family line.  The full details of this court case may prove invaluable to untangling and solving a 'Wood' mystery that have plagued us for years.  The resource is an accounting from 1806 for a father/son murder trial of Jesse Wood.  The holding is typically microfilm resource at a number of college libraries that I don't have access to.  One university offers it as an eBook.  The University of Wyoming has it available online.  Problem is you need log in access to the University of Wyoming library.  I'm asking if anyone has UW connections that can access this 12 page document and would be willing to share it with me.  Please let me know if you can help.  Thank you very much

The resource title is:  An account of the trial of Jesse Wood for shooting his son Joseph Wood : at a Court of Oyer and Terminer, held in Poughkeepsie, October 28, 1806 : together with the sentence pronounced against him by the Hon. David Brooks : to which is added, a short account of his life and the state of his mind since his condemnation.

closed with the note: I have obtained the booklet in question.
in Genealogy Help by Bob Wood G2G Crew (920 points)
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The underlying records (Proceedings of the Court of Oyer and Terminer for Dutchess County, 1787-1830) appear to have been microfilmed by familysearch.org, though they can only be accessed at a Family History Center or Affiliate Library. Have any of those opened up again in your area?

Thank you, I will explore this possibility.  I think my local center is open by individual appointment only.

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This 1806 work is part of the compilation of early pamphlets and books distributed by Readex called

Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)

Most American universities with a humanities program have a subscription to this collection, as do many metropolitan library systems.

For example, any resident of the city of New York can access it with their library card here: https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/early-american-imprints-series-ii-shaw-shoemaker-1801-1819

You just need to find a college student, a New Yorker with a library card, or a member of the American Antiquarian Society.  https://www.americanantiquarian.org/early-american-imprints-series-ii-shaw-shoemaker-1801-1819

Alternately, you can request an interlibrary loan from your local public library.  That would probably take longer than the above, particularly because of the pandemic.

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