Julian's Death

DESCRIPTION: Julian, an Indian slave who ran away and killed John Rogers when Rogers tried to stop him, makes his confession: "The prisoner owns his bloody act, And saith the sentence... Was passed on him impartially." He narrates his sins
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: Indians(Am.) slave escape homicide punishment gallows-confession
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1732 - "Julian" tries to escape from his owner, Major Quincy of Brigewater, Massachusetts. Tracked by John Rogers, Julian finally killed his pursuer, but was captured and executed
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burt, pp. 150-152, (no titles) (excerpts from two pieces about Julian)
NOTES: Reading this account, I find my sympathies all with Julian. I have to think this is even more removed from the slave's last words than the usual goodnight. - RBW
File: Burt150

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