Elisha Thomas

DESCRIPTION: "Unhappy man! I understand You are condemned to die. In a few days you must away To vast eternity." The murderer is lectured about the need to turn to God
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Burt)
KEYWORDS: homicide religious
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Burt, p. 237, (no title) (1 excerpted text)
NOTES: Burt claims this relates to the death of one Elisha Thomas, executed on June 5, 1788 for the murder of Peter Downe. There is no evidence of this in the verses she cites, which are standard moralizing relieved only slightly by the idea that God might have mercy on the sinner. - RBW
File: Burt237

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