This week in 1789

September 23rd, 2013 by admin

“And now, into the hands of Almighty God I commit my soul, relying on his mercy, through the merits and mediation of my Redeemer, and die an unworthy member of the Presbyterian Church, in the 29th year of my age.”

— Rachel Wall, convicted of highway robbery, hanging, Massachusetts.
Executed October 8, 1789

Pennsylvania native Wall left home to marry a man her parents didn’t approve of. Reportedly, the man was a thief who schooled his new bride in his trade. Wall faced the gallows for robbing a Miss Bendar.

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