The [Boston] Liberator, August 13, 1858. Here’s the Magee case that inspired this previous item.
Beautiful distinctiveness and energy–beautiful! Medical men, are they a breed apart or what?
Bread? The poor bastard’s final meal was bread? I hope it was at least a decent sourdough, or a crusty, caraway-free loaf of rye. Though with Mr. Magee’s Irish luck, it was probably unleavened buckwheat. With caraway.
Hey dudes: “at least do no harm.” Right? Right?
The Liberator was the soapbox of radical abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, so it’s a cinch that it was opposed to the death penalty on principle. The radical abs are not generally seen as a humorous bunch, but they definitely had a way with sarcasm.