No Justice for Audrey

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title No Justice for Audrey
Description HO JUSTICE FOR AXTDHSY Elizabeth J. Story-Cheyenne, Wyoming Hon-Professional Division Third Place Historical Essay In the evening of a day in Hay in 1900, a messenger from the City Marshal was sent to the livery stable in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. The messenger said that the marshal wanted to hire a driver, a team of good horses, and a small dray wagon. There was a wooden coffin to be hauled to Richfield, Utah, and it must be done in haste. It was a 70-mile trip. The marshal wanted the driver to come as soon as possible. The driver hitched the team to the dray wagon very quickly and soon was pulling up in front of the city jail. There two men lifted the wooden box into the wagon. It was so long that the driver now had to sit on the box to drive. A letter was given to hiia to present to the City-Marshal of Richfield. It would explain everything. The young seventeen-year-old driver was understandably horrified when he learned that in the box were the bodies of a young woman and her infant daughter. He knew he would travel as fast as the horses could, without making too many stops. It wae an unpleasant trip for the driver, who had many questions about the deaths. It seems that Audrey had arrived in Mt. Pleasant only two short years before. Her parents and family in Richfield were happy for her marriage to the boy from Mt. Pleasant, where she would go to make her home. They were pleased to know that her in-laws were a wealthy family. Audrey found out very soon after she arrived at the home of her in-laws with her new husband that his family was not happy to see her. They had planned that their young son should marry a daughter of one of the more wealthy and important families in the city. The mother-in-law was most adamant and made every effort to show Audrey that she was not loved or wanted in their family. She was expected to do most of the house and garden work. They became very abusive to her. She told her young husband that his mother was not good to her and had often threatened to do harm to her. She told him she was very frightened. He would not listen to her complaints about his Bother. He told her never to find fault with his sother again. -43-
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Date Created 2005-02-19
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