The narrative of Whiting Sweeting [electronic resource] : who was executed at Albany, the 26th of August, 1792 : containing an account of his trial before the Supreme Court of Judicature of the state of New-York, at the July term, 1791 for the murder of Darius Quimby, the substance of the charge of His Honor the Chief Justice to the jury with the sentence of death on the prisoner : an address to the public on the fatal consequences of a life spent in sin, instanced in his own conduct setting forth the great necessity of remembering our creator in the days of our youth and practising religion and virtue in our whole lives, an address to his parents, to his brothers and sisters, to his wife and children : with a moral instruction by way of question and answer particularly addressed to them, an address to the parents of his wife, to his brothers and sisters by marriage, a few lines on his sense of gratitude to Mr. Ostrander, the gaoler, his appeal to the High Court of Heaven for the truth of his declaration that "the murder was committed without malice prepense," with a sketch of the proceedings which led to his being taken the warrant, &c., a few words on the great impropriety of false-swearing, or giving a false colouring to testimony, before a court in not relating the whole truth, the reason of his escaping from prison, his acknowledgment to the gentlemen of the clergy for their attention to him during his confinement, his sentiments of free grace, free will, &c. / written by himself and published for the benefit of precious souls at his particular and dying request : to which is added an account of the behaviour of the unhappy sufferer from his confinement to execution and the substance of his address at the Gallows, by one who had free access to and frequent conversation with him.

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Main Author: Sweeting, Whiting, -1791
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