Wife Sale


“A few days since, the following extraordinary circumstance took place at the White Hart, Sittingbourne: A woman of the name of Coveney was led by a halter into one of the rooms and sold to the highest bidder with her five children, a horse and cart, and all her household furniture. A man of Newington was the purchaser, for the sum of ten pounds.”

La Belle Assemblée, June 1811

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