“Prescott's Confession”


Broadside. "Ye people all assembled here To see me suffer death, Draw near the guilty wretch and hear...." The singer denies insanity, tells how he lured his victim into the fields, describes his murder, and bids farewell

Historical references

  • June 1833 - "Prescott" murders his benefactor Sally Cochran and is apprehended by her husband


  1. Burt, pp. 66-67, "Prescott's Confession of the Murder of MRS. SALLY COCHRAN, By a Private Individual at the Bar" (1 text, excerpted)
  2. BI, Burt066


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