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The Daily Dispatch: October 24, 1861., [Electronic resource], An affecting sentence of Condemned Murderers in Georgia. (search)
An affecting sentence of Condemned Murderers in Georgia. Judge Ball's sentence of the Wilsons, for the killing of Thomas Terry, some time since, in Atlanta, Ga., has been published in the Southern Confederacy, of that place. It is an affecting and eloquent address, and will be read with interest by our readers: Prisoners at the Bar:--You have been placed at the Bar of this Court to receive the fearful sentence which the law prescribes as the penalty of that crime of which you stand crk bourne to which you are hastening. Let no delusive hopes of escaping the demands of the law cause you to procrastinate your efforts to prepare to meet your God in peace; for a preparation for death is the best preparation for life, even should you escape with life. And now, after this brief and kindly meant admonition, it only remains for me to pronounce upon you both the dread sentence of the law. -- The Wilsons killed Terry by a blow on the head with a bottle of liquor.