The Ghost of a Salesman
What does $1,237.33 US dollars, 39 people, and two ghosts have in common? Well, the long and the short of it is people were swindled out of their money by a ghost promising treasure and access to a rare elixir.
In the May 8, 1815 edition of the Kentucky Gazette, appeared an item from The Philadelphia Democratic Press, about the case of Commonwealth v. John Dady. Mr. Dady was indicted and convicted of conspiracy to cheat.