Or even worse!
Posted by Lesley on October 07, 1997 at 23:10:03:
In response to Dueling info source, written by Jane Elizabeth on October 07, 1997 at 11:56:36
My dear grandmother told me that the women in Gaffney, S.C. took care of irritating social problems, such as adultery, by tarring and feathering the guilty female party. She said the incident she could remember took place when she was a child, probably around the year 1920. I know this is a hundred years later than the Regency but was presumably a continuing practise from older times. The woman escaped her pursuers by jumping across a rather large ravine. I can't remember if she told me what happened to the guilty male party. Considering the double standard, probably nothing.
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