Fuller and Warren [Laws F16]

DESCRIPTION: [Amasa] Fuller has become engaged to a woman, who however chooses to abandon him for [Paul] Warren. Fuller accuses Warren of saying that he (Fuller) was already married, and shoots him. He is sentenced to hang
AUTHOR: sometimes attributed to Moses Whitecotton
EARLIEST DATE: 1866 (Musick-Larkin)
KEYWORDS: homicide trial execution
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 10, 1820 - Amasa Fuller shoots Paul (Palmer?) Warren in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Fuller was later hanged.
FOUND IN: US(MW,NE,Ro,So,SW) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (19 citations):
Laws F16, "Fuller and Warren"
Belden, pp. 302-307, "Fuller and Warren" (3 texts plus a fragment, 1 tune)
Randolph 143, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text plus 2 excerpts, 1 tune)
Hudson 66, pp. 191-193, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
Moore-Southwest 175, "Ye Sons of Columbia" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bronner-Eskin1 24, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text, 1 tune)
Musick-Larkin 17, "Fullers Confession" (1 text)
Brewster 100, "Fuller and Warren" (2 texts plus an excerpt and mention of 4 more)
Larkin, pp. 127-130, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Olney, pp. 174-175, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text, 1 tune)
Burt, pp. 51-52, "(no title)" (1 text plus an excerpt, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #32, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
Finger, pp. 168-170, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
Friedman, p. 205, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
LPound-ABS, 49, pp. 116-118, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
JHCox 45, "Ye Sons of Columbia" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 148-151, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 419-420, "Fuller and Warren" (1 text)
DT 704, FULLWARR

Roud #694
RECORDINGS:
Anna Underhill, "The Indiana Hero" (on FineTimes)
NOTES: Although this song is sometimes attributed to Moses Whitecotton, Belden has information that Whitecotton wrote a *different* poem about this particular event.
The reference to the hanging of Haman on the gallows so high is an allusion to the Biblical book of Esther (especially 7:10). The story of Samson and Delilah is told in Judges 16:4-22. The references to Eve causing Adam's fall are obviously to Genesis 3.
The reference to "Genesis, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Job" seems confused; the texts in Belden apply it to various doctrines, and I can't see how the books listed combine to teach any of the doctrines cited. - RBW
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