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A Burnt-Offering

We hear from the Jersey side, that a Man near Sahaukan being disordred in his Senses, protested to his Wife that he would kill her immediately, if she did not put her Tongue into his Mouth: She through Fear complying, he bit off a large Piece of it; and taking it between his Fingers threw it into the Fire with these Words, Let this be for a Burnt-Offering.

The Pennsylvania Gazette, February 15, 1731/2