Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal eBook

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Ezra Goddard.

Worcester, Jan. 21, 1856.


I am acquainted with the above named Sarah J. Richardson, and can fully testify to the truth of the above statements as to her kindness and industrious habits, honesty and truthfulness.

Lucy Goddard.

Worcester, Jan. 21, 1856.


To whom it may concern:  This is to testify that I am acquainted with Sarah J. Richardson, formerly Sarah J. Richards.  I became acquainted with her in the fall of 1854.  She worked at my father’s at the time.  I heard her tell her story, and from what I saw of her while she was in Worcester, I have no hesitation in saying that she was a woman of truth and honesty.

Josiah Goddard.

Worcester, March 1, 1856.


I became acquainted with Sarah J. Richardson last winter, at the house of Mr. Ezra Goddard; saw her a number of times after that, at the place where I boarded.  She did some work for my wife, and I heard her speak of being at the Grey Nunnery.  I also heard her story, from Mr. Goddard’s family.  I have no doubt of her being honest and truthful, and I believe she is so considered by all who became acquainted with her.

Eben Jewett.

Worcester, Feb., 1856.


Worcester, ss.—­Holden, Nov. 11, 1854.

This certifies that I this day united in marriage, Frederick S. Richardson and Sarah J. Richards, both of Worcester.

Charles Chaffin, Justice of the Peace.


I, Sarah J. Richardson, wife of Frederick S. Richardson, of the city of Worcester, County of Worcester, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, formerly Sarah J. Richards before marriage, do solemnly swear, declare and say, that the foregoing pages contain a true and faithful history of my life before my marriage to the said Frederick S. Richardson, and that every statement made herein by me is true.  In witness whereof, I do hereunto set my hand and seal, this 13th day of March, A.D. 1855.

Sarah J. Richardson (X her mark.)

In presence of Wm. Greenleaf.

Sworn to before me, the 13th day of March, ad. 1855.

Wm. Greenleaf, Justice of the Peace.


When it was known that the Narrative of Sarah J. Richardson was about to be published, Mr. Z. K. Pangborn, at that time editor of the Worcester Daily Transcript, voluntarily offered the following testimony which we copy from one of his editorials.

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