|Masthead of The Concord Freemanvol. XI from August 1, 1845 which contains the obituary of Martha Hunt|
Hawthorne was living at the Old Manse when he was called to help look for Martha Hunt, a woman who drowned in the Concord River. This event likely inspired the drowning scene in The Blithedale Romance.
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