A much more painful scandal brewed when Perez Morton
embarked on an adulterous affair with his wife's sister Fanny
, when she came to stay with the family in about 1786. Fanny bore his baby...
Sarah Wentworth Morton
William Hill Brown
's epistolary, sentimental The Power of Sympathy; or, The Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth, the first American novel, presented an episode of seduction and suicide modelled on that of...