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Cover, 'Confession of George Hamilton,' 1852

Contributed by Kent State University Special Collections and Archives through Maine Historical Society

The cover of the text, Confession of George Hamilton for the Murder of Mary Bean,.

The book was the second (and last) part of the story of Mary Bean, a sensationalized version of the death of Berengera Caswell, who died in Biddeford from an infection following an abortion.

The doctor, who named her Mary Bean, was charged with murder. George Hamilton was a fictional name for William Long, with whom Caswell had an intimate relationship.

Hamilton's story is mostly fictional.

It was written by The Rev. Mr. Miller.

Other Information


  • Title: Cover, 'Confession of George Hamilton,' 1852
  • Creation Date: 1852
  • Subject Date: 1852
  • Town: Saco
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
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