Trial of Daniel Davis Farmer, For the Murder of the Widow Anna Ayer.
He Beat Her to Death with a Shovel: McDade 300 [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"). Stab-stitched pamphlet with untrimmed edges bound into later quarter cloth over marbled boards, black-stamped title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, free endpapers lacking, light browning to pamphlet. An attractively bound, well-preserved copy. $350. * Only edition. "Mrs. Ayer had charged Farmer with fathering her child. He beat her to death with a cudgel [sic] and tried to burn her house" (McDade). The report states that the murder weapon was an iron shovel. Farmer was found guilty and executed. McDade, The Annals of Murder 300.
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