Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity, or Three Years Imprisonment for Religious Belief, by the Arbitrary Will of a Husband: With an Appeal to the Government to So Change the Laws as to Afford Lega by E P W Packard (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence From the Charge of Insanity, or Three Years Imprisonment for Religious Belief, by the Arbitrary Will of a Husband: With an Appeal to the Government to So Change the Laws as to Afford Legal Protection to Married Women Never mind, said I, I dont care if they are, I am t afraid to defend my opinions even before the Syd itself. I dont want to be locked up here all my lifetime without doing something. But if they are Calvinists, I added, you may be sure they will call me insane, and then you will have them to back you up in your Opinion and po sitiou respecting me. This argument secured his consent to let me go before them. He also let me have two sheets of paper to write my Opinions upon. With my document prepared, or gun loaded, as I called it, and examined by the Doctor to see that all was right, that is, that it contained exposures of himself, I entered the Trustees' room, arm in arm with the Doctor, dressed in as attractive and taste ful a style as my own wardrobe and that of my attendant's would per mit. Mr. Packard was present, and he said to my friends afterwards that he never saw his wife look so sweet and attractive as I then did. After being politely and formally introduced to the Trustees, in dividually, I was seated by the chairman, to receive his permission to speak, in the following words: Mrs. Packard, we have heard Mr. Packard's statement, and the Doctor said you would like to speak for. Yourself. We will allow you ten minutes for that purpose. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.