(n. p.): Published by the Author, 1842. 1st Edition (American Imprints 42-5283; McDade 561n). 107, [1 (blank)], 13, [1 (blank)] pp. 13 page Appendix of testimonials follows text. 12mo. Period black cloth spine over green paper-wrapped boards. Lacks printed spine label. General wear to boards. Period pencil pos to ffep. Occasional spot of foxing. Unobtrusvie stain to upper portion of last 20% of text block. Lacks rfep. Withal, Very Good. Item #43742
Mr Kinney died of arsenic poisoning, with his wife tried for the offense, though she was acquitted of the suspected murder. Herein Witham, her first husband, asserts Mrs Kinney never tried to poison him during their marriage.
However, not all were enamoured of Mrs Kinney, one Hosea Ricker writes, "It was currently reported and generally believed, about the year 1826, that Mrs Hannah Witham had illicit connexion [sic] with a young Mr. S-- G--. It was also reported and generally believed, that she caused an abortion by designedly taking some drugs for that purpose. It was also reported and believed that she had illicit connection with a young man, an attendant of a caravan, which passed through New Portland, in 1830." [Appendix, p. 11].