He Beat Her to Death with a Cudgel [Trial]. Farmer, Daniel Davis [1793-1822], Defendant. Rogers, Artemas, Reporter. Chase, Henry B., Reporter. Trial of Daniel Davis Farmer, For the Murder of the Widow Anna Ayer, At Goffstown, On the 4th of April, A.D. 1821. Concord [NH]: Published by Hill and Moore, 1821. 72 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, fragments of wrapper along spine. Light rubbing to extremities, light browning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. $400. * Only edition. "Mrs. Ayer had charged Farmer with fathering her child. He beat her to death with a cudgel and tried to burn her house" (McDade). Farmer was found guilty and executed. McDade, The Annals of Murder 300.
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