This week in 1765

October 4th, 2012 by admin

“I die in the 30th year of my age, and desire all young Men and Children to take warnings by my untimely End. I die a Protestant according to the Principles of the Lutheran Church, desiring the Prayers of all my Spectators and Hearers.”

— Henry Halbert, convicted of murder, hanging, colonial Pennsylvania.
Executed October 19, 1765

Halbert followed in his father’s footsteps as a wigmaker. After marrying and plying his trade, he was accused of stealing money. According to Halbert, the accusation was false and drove him to murderous desperation, during which he killed a young boy.

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