October 27, 1858: The letter published here under the above heading does not concern an actual false rape allegation (unless the dentist alluded to was wrongly convicted) but it is important because it shows that even in the mid-19th Century the hallucinatory effects of substances such as chloroform were known.
As the reader will see, it was published originally in the Louisville Journal of July 9 that year - actually the Louisville Daily Journal. I managed to find an albeit extremely faint copy of this, which may or may not be complete. At any rate, I could not find the actual letter, perhaps the citation is wrong?
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