“Julian's Death”


Julian, an Indian slave who ran away and killed John Rogers when Rogers tried to stop him, makes his confession: "The prisoner owns his bloody act, And saith the sentence... Was passed on him impartially." He narrates his sins


Reading this account, I find my sympathies all with Julian. I have to think this is even more removed from the slave's last words than the usual goodnight. - RBW

Historical references

  • 1732 - "Julian" tries to escape from his owner, Major Quincy of Brigewater, Massachusetts. Tracked by John Rogers, Julian finally killed his pursuer, but was captured and executed


  1. Burt, pp. 150-152, (no titles) (excerpts from two pieces about Julian)
  2. BI, Burt150


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Burt)
Found in: US