Weeden, Ezra


Weeden, Ezra
   In The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, the second mate of the Enterprisewho had hoped to marry Eliza Tillinghast, but who is pushed aside by the wealthy and influential Joseph Curwen. The envious Weeden undertakes an investigation of Curwen’s mysterious affairs, enlisting support for a raid on Curwen’s bungalow in Pawtuxet in 1771. A descendant, Hazard Weeden, of 598 Angell Street (HPL’s own residence from 1904 to 1924), expresses shock when unidentified persons desecrate the grave of his ancestor in the North Burial Ground.

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