“Julian's Death”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Burt)
Keywords: Indians(Am.) slave escape homicide punishment gallows-confession
Found in: US


Julian, an Indian slave who ran away and killed John Rogers when Rogers tried to stop him, makes his confession: "The prisoner owns his bloody act, And saith the sentence... Was passed on him impartially." He narrates his sins


Reading this account, I find my sympathies all with Julian. I have to think this is even more removed from the slave's last words than the usual goodnight. - RBW

Historical references


  1. Burt, pp. 150-152, (no titles) (excerpts from two pieces about Julian)
  2. BI, Burt150