Edward Mathews

DESCRIPTION: "Poor Edward Mathews, where is he? Sent headlong to eternity." "O! V. P. Coolidge, how could you So black a deed of murder do?" "The hay for cattle which he drove You swore within your heart to have." Coolidge murders Mathews and hopes for forgiveness
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: homicide food
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burt, pp. 83-87, "(Edward Mathews") (1 excerpted text)
NOTES: According to Burt, this happened near Waterville, Maine, where V. P. Coolidge tried to steal a load of hay from Edward Mathews, failed, tricked the fellow into giving him a mortgage (!), and then killed him. But she is unable to provide a date. - RBW
File: Burt083

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