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The Case of Frances Silver

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The story of Frances Silver is retold along with a reprint of a ballad composed by Silver while in jail for murder. Silver lived near Burke with her husband and child, and while her husband lay sleeping on the floor, she used an ax to murder him, burning his body to hide the evidence. Silver was convicted and hanged on July 12, 1833.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 16 Issue 1, June 1948, p36-37