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1871: James Wilson, steely burglar

From the San Francisco Daily Call (Oct. 28, 1871) via a curious trans-Pacific audience in Australia’s Queanbeyan Age (Dec. 21, 1871). As usual, paragraphs added for readability. EXECUTION OF JAMES WILSON, AT HARTFORD — DESPERATE ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE. The last hours in the life of the burglar and murderer hanged at Hartford Conn., on Friday, […]
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