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Arthur, 1747-1768
The Life, and Dying Speech of Arthur, a Negro Man; Who Was Executed at Worcester, October 10, 1768. For a Rape Committed on the Body of One Deborah Metcalfe
[Boston: s.n., 1768].


This 1768 broadside is the confession of Arthur, a slave, and recounts his short life and many crimes. He was caught, convicted, and punished often for crimes such as theft and burglary. He was also guilty of drunkenness, lewdness, and escaping from his masters. In the end, Arthur repents of his wrongdoings and asks forgiveness from God and the many people he harmed.

Monique Prince

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