Lewiston [Maine]: Printed at the Journal Office, Lisbon Street. 1868. 1st Printing. , 95, [1, errata] pp. 8vo. 8-7/8" x 5-1/2". Original printed salmon colored wrappers, sewn. Later plain brown wrappers added. Age-toning & average wear to pamphlet. Ownership signature of "Fred M. Clough Esq" to top margin of front wrapper. Foxing, and some internal staining. Very Good. Item #45061
This pamphlet refers to Martha Louise Greene, who was a student, since 1861, at Kents Hill, a Wesleyan seminary. She was alleged by the school to be a kleptomaniac (a characterization her father disputed). For this alleged trait, she was expelled but instead of going home she took the train to Auburn (Maine), buys poison and commits suicide. Her father subsequently erected a monument on the suicide site [Mt. Gile in East Auburn], which reads "M. Louise Greene, age 22, daughter of L. M. Greene, Peru. Student for 5 years at Kents Hill, 1868 Graduate, perished within two weeks of graduation, a victim of prejudices and caprices of man."
Herein the school documents their case for explusion, as well as any culpability in Ms Greene's suicide.
Clough was born in West Mount Vernon, Kennebec county, Me., who apparently attended the seminary during the same period of Ms Greene.