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Revolutionary Era broadsides, 1775-1783
Buchanan, James, 1742?-1778Ross, Ezra, 1761-1778Brooks, William, 1751?-1778Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831
The dying declaration of James Buchanan, Ezra Ross and William Brooks, : who were executed at Worcester, on Thursday July the 2d, 1778, for the murder of Mr. Jashua [i.e., Joshua] Spooner.
[Printed by Isaiah Thomas]
1 sheet ( p.) ; 44 x 34 cm
Signed: James Buchanan, Ezra Ross, William Brooks his mark. Bathsheba Spooner, wife of Joshua Spooner, was executed at the same time. Advertised in the July 9, 1778, issue of the Massachusetts spy, printed in Worcester by Isaiah Thomas. Text in three columns within mourning borders. Not in Ford, W.C. Broadsides. New-York Historical copy closely trimmed. References: Bristol B4651; Shipton & Mooney 43422; McDade, T.M. Murder, 898.
Broadsides -- SY1778 no.31
Executions and executioners--Massachusetts--WorcesterMurder--Massachusetts--Brookfield
Spooner, Joshua, d. 1778Spooner, Bathsheba, 1746-1778
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