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The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1860., [Electronic resource], Land and Slaves in the county of
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Execution of a Matricide. --Ezra Brainerd was hung at Three Rivers, C. W., on the 25th ult., for having m
ho accompanied him state that while being pinioned Brainerd requested Sheriff Ogden to convey his body, after ts of stairs to the room leading to the drop.
Brainerd walked up the steps coolly and more unconcernedly rs.
In the room the executioner took his hand off Brainerd's neck and drew back the bolts of the door, outsid and pulled down the noose.
Rev. Mr. Carron said, "Brainerd, humble yourself; repent; in ten minutes you will Words to this effect he repeated twice, but still Brainerd made no sign, and looked down at the crowd.
Precisely at 11, the preparations completed, Brainerd was led out on the drop, and the executioner placed the noose black cap down over his face and removed his hat, Brainerd saying that the wind would blow it off. He stood f est and the agitation of the limbs.
A few gasps, and in a few moments Ezra Brainerd had expiated his crime.