Daniel Mcfarland : A Man Who Commits Adultery With Another Man 's Wife

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“If there is a man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, one who commits adultery with his friend’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death” (Lockman). Love can change a person and sometimes not for the best. On the 25th of November, 1869, Daniel McFarland, with an unstable mind caused by the infidelity of his wife, Abby Sage McFarland, shot Albert D. Richardson at the Tribune office in New York. Daniel McFarland is not guilty of murder, and justly so. He is only guilty of defending his own honor and family. He was betrayed by the one he loved the most, and was wrongfully torn away from his children. Daniel McFarland was born in Ireland and moved to America with his family during early childhood. Daniel, new to America and at a young age, went through the tragedy of losing both of his parents. He lost his mother when he was eight years old and his father when he was only twelve. He was orphaned and had to fight his way through life without fortune or friends. He got a job and worked all day and studied at night so that he could get into college. He met his wife, Abby Sage in Manchester, New Hampshire. They had three children together: Jessie, Percy, and Daniel. He had land and riches but, unfortunately, lost it all because of the hardships that fell on Americans at that time. After he lost his money, his wife became unsatisfied with their marriage and became distant, resulting in her infidelity. With all these hardships and

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