Mrs. Peters Shoots a Bear (Henniker)

GUN SAFETY IN THE 1770s: If you come to visit, DON’T take that shortcut through the cornfield… Mrs. Peters might have her spring gun loaded for bear!

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Cogswell gives no date for this anecdote. William Peters died under a falling tree, 5 July, 1775.

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