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Maine Smuggling and the Raid on Calais

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The northern tip of the Maine coast was a smugglers' paradise for generations. Maine smuggling was an essential part of the economy there. The famous turncoat Benedict Arnold chose to set himself up on Campobello Island to engage in illegal trade ...

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The Confessions of Moses Paul

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These are the established facts about why Connecticut executed Moses Paul: On the night of December 7, 1771, Paul visited David Clark’s Tavern in Bethany, Conn. and had a drink. Moses Cook, a cobbler from Waterbury who was travelling through ...

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Married to a Murderer, H.W. Mudgett

Clara Lovering eloped with 17-year-old Herman Webster Mudgett before a New Hampshire justice of the peace in 1878. She didn’t expect him to abandon her and the son born two years later. Nor did she realize until later that she ...

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