“Edward Mathews”


"Poor Edward Mathews, where is he? Sent headlong to eternity." "O! V. P. Coolidge, how could you So black a deed of murder do?" "The hay for cattle which he drove You swore within your heart to have." Coolidge murders Mathews and hopes for forgiveness


According to Burt, this happened near Waterville, Maine, where V. P. Coolidge tried to steal a load of hay from Edward Mathews, failed, tricked the fellow into giving him a mortgage (!), and then killed him. But she is unable to provide a date. - RBW


  1. Burt, pp. 83-87, "(Edward Mathews") (1 excerpted text)
  2. BI, Burt083


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Burt)
Keywords: homicide food
Found in: US