October 21, 1742

1742 October 21 (Thursday).  Mr. Hall and Mr. Edwards went, the one to Sutton and the other for BostonJabez Green was executed.  Mr. Aldridge the Quaker having preached at the Jail and Mr. Burr at the Meeting House.  No prayer at the Gallows — nor much Warning given, as I was informed (for I went not to Worcester) but by Mr. Aldridge some sort of Exhortation was given.  The Prisoner dyed declaring he was not guilty of Murder, to the Surprize of the Spectators.  An extraordinary Cold Night for the Season.