Local Matters. A Novel Suit

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Local Matters. A Novel Suit

Subject

Brouhaha about Pastrana's Marriage to Theodore Lent in Baltimore, MD

Description

Complaint by J.W. Beach about Pastrana's marriage to Theodore Lent. Justice Lawder investigates the complaint.

Source

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Publisher

The Sun, 10 Nov 1855: 1.

Date

1855-11-10

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Language

English

Type

Newspaper Article

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Document ID: 533455722

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A Novel Suit—A suit of an extraordinary and novel character was instituted last evening before Justice Lawder, in reference to what is termed a bear woman advertised to exhibit in this city today. From what transpired before the justice, it appears that she arrived in the city yesterday accompanied by F. Sepulveda, [Sepulva?] a Mexican, who represents himself as her guardian, having been as he alleges appointed so by her foster-parents in Mexico; Mr. J.W Beach, who claims her under a contract with the above named to exhibit her through this country, and two brothers, Theodore and S. Lent, who traveled with them. Beach alleges that during the day the two brothers, induced her to to depart from the Sasquehanna house, where they were stopping, and tracing them to the Western hotel, had warrants issued for their arrest upon the charge of abduction.
Officers Burkins and Jordan last evening arrested and took them to the middle station, together with the woman in dispute, where J. R. Quinn, Esq. appeared as counsel for Beach, and Milton Whitney, Esq., for the brothers Lent. One of them here presented a certificate of marriage with the woman, alleging that they had been married in this city, and claimed her as his lawful wife.—This was so knotty a point that after a conference between the counsel and justice, it was determined to postpone its solution to a future day, and Lent was held in $500 to appear and produce the woman at a further examination.”

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“Local Matters. A Novel Suit,” Julia Pastrana Online, accessed November 29, 2020, http://juliapastranaonline.com/items/show/11.

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