The Official Story
The case is heard in Vassalboro
There are no surviving lower court records of the hearings that took place in Vassalboro in December of 1789 in the rape case brought by Rebecca Foster.
What did Martha have to say about this?
Rebecca Foster accuses Judge North and two others of rape
We do know, however,
that the lower court in Vassalboro referred the case to Sessions in Hallowell
, which, in turn, referred the case on to the Supreme Judicial Court in Pownalboro.
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