Boston Weekly Messenger. Vol. 2. Number 35

Boston Weekly Messenger. Vol. 2. Number 35

Boston: Nathan Hale, Thursday, January 31, 1822. 21¼" x 15", pp. [4]; 6 columns per page, removed from binding. Execution of Ketaukah and Kewabiskim, the Indians who were sentenced to death for a murder "For several weeks past they appeared very anxious to obtain presents of tobacco, pipes, &c. none of which they used, but carefully laid them aside as an offering to the Great Spirit on the day of their death. They had contrived a sort of drum, by drawing a piece of leather over the vessel that contained their drink, and often engaged in their solemn death dance. On the night previous to their execution, they continued their death dance to a very late hour, and commenced it again early in the morning. They had been presented, among other things, with some red paint - with this they painted on the wall of their cell numerous figures of men, quadrupeds, reptiles, &c. - on their blankets were also painted many figures - among the rest an Indian hanging by the neck was observed."; descriptions of various Senate bills, also contains "Free Negroes and Mulattoes" a report from the committee to further examine annals concerning abolition, smallpox detected in North Carolina, fire at an orphan asylum with many children perished, abstract of the bill of mortality of the town of Boston, marriages, deaths, and poetry from Walter's Veimar or Destiny - A Dramatic Romance. Item #59157

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