A woman and a bad name

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By Christina Knott. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

May 18, 1894 "Mrs. Luise Furness is a tall, stout woman who resides with her husband and little step-daughter on a farm near Alexandria Bay. She alleges that William Merrill, a neighbor, called her vile name on different occasions, attacking her chastity, and now she is in court making her case."

Kelly and Christina discuss this case that brought out a few skeleton from people's closets, and how the plaintiff responded when her virtue -- as well as her appearance -- briefly ended up on trial.

Episode is edited by Olivia Belanger. Music is "Smooth Actor" by Podington Bear.

Contact us at cknott@wdt.net or kburdick@wdt.net. We are also on Facebook and Instagram @second_look_nny_history, where you can also connect with us and find historical photos from the north country.

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