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Posted November 28. 2017 12:51PM

In 1795 Dr. Elisha Phelps takes a wife – or two

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In 1795 in Hanover, N.H., Abigail Wheelock looked out the window of her house to see Suky Eastman stepping out the back door of her neighbor's house and into a carriage driven by Dr. Elisha Phelps. The seemingly innocent scene would come back to shock New Englanders some 40 years later when it became a key element in a sensational libel trial.


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