The last words of William Huggins and John Mansfield [electronic resource] : who are to be executed this day, June 19th, 1783, at Worcester, in the commonwealth of Massachusetts, for burglary, committed in October last
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- Huggins, William, 1759-1783
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- [Worcester, Mass.] : Printed and sold at the printing-office in Worcester [by Isaiah Thomas, 1783]
- 1 sheet ( p.) : ill. (relief cut) ; 57 x 49 cm.
- Early American imprints. Series I, Evans (1639-1800); no. 17994.
- Text, in five columns separated by heavy black rules, includes an autobiographical affidavit by each man, and a joint statement signed and dated: William Huggins. John Mansfield. Worcester-goal, June 18, 1783.
- At foot, also in five columns, are seventy-two lines of verse, entitled: Mansfield's soliloquy! Or an elegy on the execution of Huggins and Mansfield for burglary.
- "Having given the foregoing accounts of our lives ... we would here observe ... the sir-names [sic] 'Huggins' and 'Mansfield' are only names we took to ourselves to prevent our real ones from being known."--fourth column.
- Isaiah Thomas was the only printer active at Worcester, Mass., in 1783.
- Relief cut of a double hanging at head.
- Printed area, including mourning border, measures 49.9 x 41.4 cm.
- Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series.
- Cited In:
- Evans 17994
- Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 2360
- Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Series I, Evans (1639-1800); no. 17994). Mode of access : World Wide Web.
- United States Massachusetts Worcester.
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- Created/Published Date is Before 1955
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