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These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Mary P. Canfield for the murder of her husband, Seymore Canfield. Mary Canfield was accused of poisoning her husband's soup with arsenic on December 19th, 1857 at their home in Douglas County, Kansas Territory. Seymore Canfield died on December 30th, 1857. Mary Canfield was indicted for murder by the Second Judicial District Court in April of 1858. Reports by U. S. marshals on October 7, 1858 and February 24, 1859 state the defendant had escaped custody and was hiding in Missouri.

Date: 1858 - 1859

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Item Number: 444848
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 6, Folder 02
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444848

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