Murdered by his wife (Book, 1999) []
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Murdered by his wife

Murdered by his wife

Author: Deborah Navas
Publisher: Amherst, MA : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is a history of the murder of Joshua Spooner in Brookfield, Massachusetts, in March 1778 and the execution of his wife Bathsheba and three accomplices four months later. It also provides  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Bathsheba Spooner; Joshua Spooner; Bathsheba Spooner; Joshua Spooner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Navas
ISBN: 1558493344 9781558493346
OCLC Number: 263630080
Notes: "A history with documentation of the Joshua Spooner murder and execution of his wife, Bathsheba, who was hanged in Worcester, Massachusetts, 2 July 1778."
Description: viii, 198 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Unnatural murder --
By the lot of Providence --
A bad conjugal example --
Irrevocably joined in marriage --
Seduced from virtue and prudence --
Burgoin people --
"His time is come" --
The hands of justice --
Petitions to the council --
Dreadful scene of horror --
Responsibility: Deborah Navas.


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This well-written book exposes the harsh realities of life in revolutionary New England. - Choice This history ""of the murder of Joshua Spooner in Brookfield, Massachusetts, in March 1778 and the Read more...

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