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Seven Wives and Seven Prisons

Seven Wives and Seven Prisons

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Published by Bill Vassilikos
Experiences In The Life Of A Matrimonial Maniac. A True Story, , By L.a. Abbott
Experiences In The Life Of A Matrimonial Maniac. A True Story, , By L.a. Abbott

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Or Experiences In The Life Of A Matrimonial Maniac. A True Story. Written ByHimself.
New York:Published For The Author. 1870.
CONTENTS
DETAILED CONTENTS
SEVEN WIVES AND SEVEN PRISONS
 
CHAPTER I.THE FIRST AND WORST WIFECHAPTER II.MISERIES FROM MY SECOND MARRIAGECHAPTER III.THE SCHEIMER SENSATIONCHAPTER IV.SUCCESS WITH SARAHCHAPTER V.HOW THE SCHEIMERS MADE ME SUFFERCHAPTER VI.FREE LIFE AND FISHINGCHAPTER VII.WEDDING A WIDOW, AND THE CONSEQUENCESCHAPTER VII.ON THE KEEN SCENTCHAPTER IX.MARRYING TWO MILLINERSCHAPTER X.PRISON-LIFE IN VERMONTCHAPTER XI.ON THE TRAMPCHAPTER XII.ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP SARAH SCHEIMER'S BOYCHAPTER XIII.ANOTHER WIDOWCHAPTER XIV.MY OWN SON TRIES TO MURDER MECHAPTER XV.A TRUE WIFE AND HOME, AT LASTCHAPTER 1. THE FIRST AND WORST WIFE My Early History. The FirstMarriage. Leaving Home to Prospect. Sending for My Wife. Her MysteriousJourney. Where I Found Her. Ten Dollars for Nothing. A Fascinating HotelClerk. My Wife's Confession. From Bad to Worse. Final Separation. Trialfor Forgery. A Private Marriage. Summary Separation.CHAPTER II. MISERIES FROM MY SECOND MARRIAGE. Love-Making inMassachusetts. Arrest for Bigamy. Trial at Northampton. A StunningSentence. Sent to State Prison. Learning the Brush Business. SharpeningPicks. Prison Fare. In the Hospital. Kind Treatment. SuccessfulHorse-Shoeing. The Warden my Friend. Efforts for my Release. A FullPardon.CHAPTER III. THE SCHEIMER SENSATION. The Scheimer Family. In LoveWith Sarah. Attempt to Elope. How it was Prevented. Second Attempt. AMidnight Expedition. The Alarm. A Frightful Beating. Escape, Floggingthe Devil out of Sarah. Return to New Jersey. "Boston Yankee." Plans toSecure Sarah.CHAPTER IV. SUCCESS WITH SARAH. Mary Smith as a Confederate. ThePlot.Waiting in the Woods. The Spy Outwitted. Sarah Secured. The PursuersBaffled.NihtontheRoad.EffortstoGetMarried."TheOldOffender."
 
. . . .Married at Last. A Constable after Sarah. He Gives it Up. An Ale Orgie.Return to "Boston Yankee's." A Home in Goshen.CHAPTER V. HOW THE SCHEIMERS MADE ME SUFFER. Return toScheimer's.Peace, and then Pandemonium. Frightful Family Row. Running for Refuge.The Gang Again. Arrest at Midnight. Struggle with my Captors. In JailOnce More. Put in Irons. A Horrible Prison. Breaking Out. The Dungeon.Sarah's Baby.. Curious Compromises. Old Scheimer my Jailer. Signing aBond. Free Again. Last Words from Sarah.CHAPTER VI. FREE LIFE AND FISHING. Taking Care of Crazy Men. Carryingoff a Boy. Arrested for Stealing my Own Horse and Buggy. Fishing in LakeWinnepisiogee. An Odd Landlord. A Woman as Big as a Hogshead. Reducingthe Hogshead to a Barrel. Wonderful Verification of a Dream. SuccessfulMedical Practice. A Busy Winter in New Hampshire. Blandishments of Captain Brown. I go to Newark, New Jersey.CHAPTER VII. WEDDING A WIDOW AND THE CONSEQUENCES. I Marry aWidow.Six Weeks of Happiness. Confiding a Secret, and the Consequences. TheWidow's Brother. Sudden Flight from Newark. In Hartford, Conn. MyWife's Sister Betrays Me. Trial for Bigamy. Sentenced to Ten Years'Imprisonment. I Become a "Bobbin Boy." A Good Friend. Governor PriceVisits me in Prison. He Pardons Me. Ten Years' Sentence Fulfilled inSeven Months.CHAPTER VIII. ON THE KEEN SCENT. Good Resolutions. Enjoying Freedom.Going After a Crazy Man. The Old Tempter in a New Form. Mary Gordon.My New "Cousin." Engaged Again. Visit to the Old Folks at Home. AnotherMarriage. Starting for Ohio. Change of Plans. Domestic Quarrels.Unpleasant Stories about Mary. Bound Over to Keep the Peace. AnotherArrest for Bigamy. A Sudden Flight. Secreted Three Weeks in a FarmHouse. Recaptured at Concord. Escaped Once More. Traveling on theUnderground Railroad. In Canada.CHAPTER IX. MARRYING TWO MILLINERS. Back in Vermont. FreshTemptations.Margaret Bradley. Wine and Women. A Mock Marriage in Troy. The FalseCertificate. Medicine and Millinery. Eliza Gurnsey. A Spree at Saratoga.Marrying Another Milliner. Again Arrested for Bigamy. In Jail ElevenMonths. A Tedious Trial. Found Guilty. Appeal to Supreme Court. Tryingto Break Out of Jail. A Governor's Promise. Second Trial. Sentenced toThree Years' Imprisonment.CHAPTER X. PRISON LIFE IN VERMONT. Entering Prison. The Scythe SnathBusiness. Blistered Hands. I Learn Nothing. Threaten to Kill the ShopKeeper. Locksmithing. Open Rebellion. Six Weeks in the Dungeon. Escapeof a Prisoner. In the Dungeon Again. The Mad Man Hall. He Attemptsto Murder the Deputy. I Save Morey's Life. Howling in the Black Hole.Taking Off Hall's Irons. A Ghastly Spectacle. A Prison Funeral. I am LetAlone. The Full Term of my Imprisonment.CHAPTER XI. ON THE TRAMP. The Day of my Deliverance. Out of Clothes.Sharing with a Beggar. A Good Friend. Tramping Through the Snow. WearyWalks. Trusting to Luck. Comfort at Concord. At Meredith Bridge. TheBlaisdells. Last of the "Blossom" Business. Making Money at Portsmouth.Revisiting Windsor. An Astonished Warden. Making Friends of Enemies.Inspecting the Prison. Going to Port Jervis.CHAPTER XII. ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP SARAH SCHEIMER'S BOY. Starting toSeeSarah. The Long Separation. What I Learned About Her. Her DrunkenHusband. Change of Plan. A Suddenly-Formed Scheme. I Find Sarah's Son.The First Interview. Resolve to Kidnap the Boy. Remonstrance of my SonHenry. The Attempt. A Desperate Struggle. The Rescue. Arrest of Henry.My Flight into Pennsylvania. Sending Assistance to my Son. Return to

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