Mrs. M. J. Bord

Jessie Wicks, aka Mary Lee, “found herself in a peculiar situation” in February of 1854.
She was advised to go to Mrs. M. J. Bord of Troy for an abortion. Mrs. Bord’s profession is not given.
Jessie went to Mrs. Bord’s home, “and was put under a course of treatment which, after the most intense suffering, terminated in her decease. The circumstances of the case are of so revolting a nature, that to patricularizse in a newspaper, would be the height of impropriety.”
An investigation ensued.