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Author Battus, John, 1785-1804
Title The confession of John Battus, [electronic resource] : a mulatto, aged 19 years and 7 months;--who was executed at Dedham, November 8, 1804, for the crimes of a most cruel rape and murder on the body of Salome Talbott, of Canton, in the 14th year of her age. : To which is added his writings, during his imprisonment
Imprint [Dedham, Mass. : Printed by Herman Mann, 1804]
Descript 39, [1] p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Series Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 5820
Note The confession, dated "Dedham Jail, Nov. 7, 1804," is signed on p. 14: John Battus. Attest, Samuel Doggett, dep. jailor
Herman Mann was the only printer active at Dedham at this time. A broadside edition of the confession (not in Shaw & Shoemaker) has also been ascribed to the press of Herman Mann
Last page blank
"Reflections," p. [2]-3, signed: The editor. Dedham, Nov. 7--1804
"The writings of John Battus, on the melancholly subject, for which he was confined in prison at Dedham, July 7, and executed, November 8, 1804. Corrected and published at his special request, by the editor of his 'Confession.'"--p. [15]-34
Shaw & Shoemaker 5820
McDade, T.M. Murder, 72
Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2004-2007] Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. Second series ; no. 5820)
Subject Talbott, Salome, 1791-1804
Crime -- Massachusetts -- Canton
Rape -- Massachusetts -- Canton
Murder -- Massachusetts -- Canton
Executions and executioners -- Massachusetts -- Dedham
Last words
Convicts' addresses. rbgenr
Poems -- 1804. rbgenr
Prayers. rbgenr
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