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National Gazette and Literary Register, August 4, 1825. Yeah, he sounds pretty genteel and agreeable in manners.


  1. So we can assume he was walking on the outside.That way any projectile exiting the other side of his wife’s head wouldn’t importune any passing motorists.

  2. Good point. But if he was on the outside and his uxoricidal bullet was aimed inward toward the roadside, that would presumably expel the contents of milady’s brainpan into the path of other ladies passing the same way–a major faux pas. It’s a social conundrum worthy of Lord Chesterfield himself.

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