Murdered Pedlar, The

DESCRIPTION: "Vouchsafe thine aid, ye wondrous nine... A tragic scene transpired of late, The truth of which I will relate." "A Jewish pedlar was shot down, Ah, by a wretch called Warren Wood." "Hiram Williams was the peddlar's name." Wood is sentenced to hang
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: homicide execution punishment Jew
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Aug 19, 1853 - Warren Wood robs and attempts to murder Hiram Williams (Williams survived long enough to identify a photograph of Wood)
Jun 20, 1864- Wood is hanged for murder
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burt, pp. 79-80, "(The Murdered Pedlar)" (1 text)
File: Burt079

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