Last Words

August 7, 1901

This is the speacht that I speak unto ever parston that has not a religion. Never let your mine take control of your boty. Best thing that a man are woman could do when they git in that fix is to bow down to God in earns prare — if not it will bring you unto the same place that I is.

– Handwritten statement of convicted murderer Nathan Caruthers, given to jailer an hour before he was publicly hanged, as reported the next day by the newspaper.