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Clark, Stephen Merrill [d. 1821] - Subject
EXECUTION Of STEPHEN MERRILL CLARK, Which Took Place on Winter Island, Salem, on Thursday, May 10, 1821. For the Crime of Arson
(n. p.), 1821. Broadside, black wide-rule mourning border, text in 4 columns divided by black vertical single rules. Cut of coffin under title. 17-15/16" x 10-1/2" Clark convicted of intentially setting fire to a stable owned by Mrs Phebe Cross, which in turn consumed the house of one Andrew Frothingham, Esq. The broadside publishes the account of the execution, as initially published in the Salem Gazette of May 11, 1821. That account followed by the "dying exhortation" of Stephen Merrill Clark, the "commendatory prayer" offered by the Rev. Mr. Carlile, the description of the execution as published in the May 12th issue of the Essex register, "Clark's confession," and "Letter from Clark to the turn-key."Rare in the trade. Worn & stained. Loss of upper right corner (no printed areas affected). Paper repair in right margin [a couple words slightly affected, but not the sense thereof]. A Good copy. 1st Separate Printing (American Imprints 5281). [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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