Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mike Moriarty & Husband-Whipping in Memphis - 1860


FULL TEXT : An Amazonian woman, who is said to be the “weaker vessel” of Mike Moriarty’s household gods, was recently before the Recorder [judge] of Memphis, for whipping her husband, and fined $10. His Honor also very properly fined Mike $5 for permitting himself to be thrashed by a woman.

[“Original Decision Respecting Matrimonial Quarrels.” Cincinnati Daily Press (Oh.), Apr. 9, 1860, p. 1]

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