Just a quick one today, guys. I'm insanely busy for the next week or so, but I'm trying to put together some decent posts on Teddy Roosevelt and Nikola Tesla to make up for all the brief reblogs. I found this story on @HistoryWeird's twitter feed here. I'm not sure of the original source, but it's from 1860.
The newspaper extract reads:
"ORIGINAL DECISION RESPECTING MATRIMONIAL QUARRELS:–
"An Amazonian woman, who is said to be the 'weaker vessel' of Mike Moriarty's household gods, was recently before the Recorder of Memphis, for whipping her husband, and fined $10. His Honor also very properly fined Mike $5 for permitting himself to be thrashed by a woman."