“The Murdered Pedlar”


"Vouchsafe thine aid, ye wondrous nine... A tragic scene transpired of late, The truth of which I will relate." "A Jewish pedlar was shot down, Ah, by a wretch called Warren Wood." "Hiram Williams was the peddlar's name." Wood is sentenced to hang

Historical references

  • Aug 19, 1853 - Warren Wood robs and attempts to murder Hiram Williams (Williams survived long enough to identify a photograph of Wood)
  • Jun 20, 1864- Wood is hanged for murder


  1. Burt, pp. 79-80, "(The Murdered Pedlar)" (1 text)
  2. BI, Burt079


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