Trouble about a Hybrid

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Title

Trouble about a Hybrid

Subject

Pastrana appears before magistrate in Baltimore

Description

Magistrate questions Pastrana in response to the complaint J.W. Beach made about her marriage to Theodore Lent

Creator

American and Commercial Advertiser

Publisher

Date

1855-11-12

Relation

IsVersionOf American and Commercial Advertiser

Format

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Language

English

Type

Newspaper

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Text

Trouble About a Hybrid.—One of the singular specimens of creation in the form of a hairy woman has created quite a contest between the parties having her in charge. It appears that since her arrival to this city she has been joined in wedlock to a young man named Lent, who disputed the further authority of the agent J.M. Beach. A warrant was issued on Friday evening for the arrest of the alleged husband and his brother, when a partial examination took place, and the certificate of the marriage was produced, the ceremony having taken place on the morning of that day. The right of the husband to the wife could not be doubted and the magistrate could only hold the husband to bail to produce her when he should demand her presence. She stated on Saturday that she was married and would not give up her husband for anybody. Her face is entirely covered, except on the cheeks under the eye, with a black hair and her whiskers are quite luxurant. Unlike all other specimens of humanity, her gums project in front and are entirely longer than the teeth, which are very small and entirely obstructed from view except in the lower jaw. The matter will probably undergo further investigation.”

Original Format

Newspaper

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Citation

American and Commercial Advertiser, “Trouble about a Hybrid,” Julia Pastrana Online, accessed January 25, 2021, http://juliapastranaonline.com/items/show/13.

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