“The Murder of John Love”


Broadside. "Again the murderer's ruthless hand Has stained with blood our happy land!" "Three brothers bent on crimes and blood... Have murdered Love, their nearest friend." "The gallows now must end our days, And we must walk in unknown ways."

Historical references

  • July 17, 1825 - Hanging of brothers Isaac, Israel, and Nelson Thayer for the murder of John Love, to whom they owed money


  1. Burt, p. 77, (no title) (2 excerpts)
  2. BI, Burt077


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