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SOME FEMALE POISONERS.

HUNG, DRAWN, AND BURNT.

THE POPULAR POISON.

OUR FIRST FEMALE POISONEF.

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OUR FIRST FEMALE POISONEF. The first detailed record of a female poisoner in this country is furnished by the case of Amy Hutchinson, a native of the Isle of Ely. She seems to have married a man about whom she cared nothing, for no other than the feminine reason that she wished to spite her sweetheart. Repentance came, not at leisure, but immediately. 44 Her favourite happening to return from London just as the newly-wedded pair were coming out of church, the bride was greatly affected at the recollection of former scenes and the irrevocable ceremony which had now passed." Soon Hutchin- son became jealous of bis wife, a quarrel ensued, and he beat her with much severity. She bought a quantity of arsenic, which she administered in his ale, and, meeting her lover, acquainted him with what had passed. He advised her to buy more poison, fearing that the first might not be sufficient; but Hutchinson died the same day. The young widow, who was described as "a tall, fine girl," was burnt for petit treason at Ely on the 7th of November, 1750. Another female poisoner, Ann Williams, was burnt three years later. This barbarous punishment was repealed bjf an Act passed in tbe thirtieth year of George

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A NEW PURSE.

';I" HUMOUR.

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