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The San Francisco Daily Morning Call, July 12, 1864


The bigamy case came up in the Police Court yesterday morning, and Judge Shepheard dismissed it, be cause the charge could not be substantiated, inasmuch as the only witnesses to be had were the two alleged wives of the defendant - or rather, only one, the ephemeral lager-beer wife, as the old original wife, the first location, or the discovery claim on the matrimonial lead, could not be compelled to testify against her husband, and thereby also knock the props from under her own good name and her eternal piece of mind. The injured and deserted relocation now proposes to have Hingman arrested again and tried on a charge of assault and battery. This unfortunate woman seems to have been very badly treated, and it is to be hoped she may get some little soothing satisfaction out of her assault and battery charge to reconcile her to her failure in the bigamy matter.

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