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Author Thomas, Elisha, 1746?-1788
Title The last words, and dying speech of Elisha Thomas, [electronic resource] : who was executed at Dover, on the 3d June, 1788,---for the murder of Captain Peter Drowne
Imprint [Portsmouth, N.H.? : s.n., 1788]
Descript 1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill. (relief cut) ; 44 x 35 cm
Series Early American imprints. First series ; no. 45373
Note Signed and dated: Elisha Thomas. Dover Prison, June 3, 1788
Text in three columns with a relief cut of a hanging at head. Followed by an untitled poem in sixteen stanzas, also printed in three columns, described as "thoughts [which] were taken from Mr. Elisha Thomas, not long before his execution ... as to his past life and conduct." First line: Ye gazing crouds [sic] that gather round my woe
Although included in Ford, W.C. Broadsides, other printed accounts of Thomas' life and execution include or have been supplied with a Portsmouth, N.H., imprint. Cf. Evans 21545, Bristol B6818, and Winslow. American broadside verse, New Haven, 1930, p. 108-109
Printed area, including mourning borders, measures 40.3 x 30.6 cm
Bristol B6817
Shipton & Mooney 45373
Ford, W.C. Broadsides, 2523
Microform version available in the Readex Early American Imprints series
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. First series ; no. 45373)
Subject Drowne, Peter, d. 1788
Executions and executioners -- New Hampshire -- Dover
Crime -- New Hampshire -- Durham
Murder -- New Hampshire -- Durham
Broadsides. rbgenr
Poems -- 1788. rbgenr
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