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A Woman laughs Herself to Death.

The Providence “ Journal ” records an extraordinary death at Newport. It appears that Joshua Walker, a colon red man, had bought some pork which he intended to saH down for winter use. lie went to the cupboard for some salt with which to make a brine, and took from a jar which he supposed was the required article, and proceeded to use it. His wife, Rosa, a young woman less than 20 years, discovered soon after that he had taken granulated sugar instead of salt. The discovery set her to laughing heartily, and she could not stop. She laughed and laughed, her merriment getting more boisterous each moment. Finally the husband became alarmed and sent out for assistance, and soon his landlord arrived, witnessing in a few minutes the poor woman’s departure, it is hoped, for the better land. She had positively laughed herself to death. The husband’s horror at this extraordinary result of his innocent mistake can he better imagined than described.

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A Woman laughs Herself to Death. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 21, 13 November 1879

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