Murder of John Codman, The

DESCRIPTION: "What sad and awful scenes are these Presented to your View." The crimes of Mark and Phillis, slaves who murdered their master, "appear as black as hell." The two are condemned for "poys'ning" their master, and are condemned to die
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: slave homicide poison punishment execution
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sep 18, 1755 - Execution of the slaves Mark and Phillis for their role in the poisoning of their owner John Codman of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A third slave, Phoebe, was acquitted
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burt, pp. 154-155, (no title) (1 excerpted text)
File: Burt154

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