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The Daily Dispatch: October 22, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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Agnes and Sally Maule, children of Lewis Maule, deceased, and Rosa, Catharine, Betty and Leonora Clarke, children of Thomas G. Clarke, were made suddenly ill from eating cakes which had been prepared for their snacks. The Misses Maule, being boardere facts of the case became known, a negro woman, named Amanda, slave to Samuel Overton, but who is hired as the cook in Mr. Clarke's family, was arrested; as was also George, slave to Benjamin A. Hatcher, who is charged with being accessory to the foul transaction. Amanda had promised to make some cakes for Mr. Clarke's children to take with them to school, and on Thursday morning she baked them, putting into them an amount of prussic acid which would have certainly ended the lives of the childssistance had not been obtained so soon afterwards. What could have prompted this deed on the part of Amanda, (of whom Mr. Clarke's children seemed very fond.) is a mystery to every one; but that it was intentionally done, there cannot be a doubt.--