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Catharine Williams (1787-1872) lived so much of her lifestyles in Rhode Island, the place she supported herself and her daughter by way of a efficient literary profession. Her such a lot compelling paintings, Fall River, final released in 1833, recreates a infamous incident within the ill-fated city of Fall River, Massachusetts: the trial of a Methodist minister for the homicide of a pregnant mill employee whom it used to be suspected he had seduced.
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