Nathan Hale's speech (pre-1812 in Early American Newspapers?)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 11 22:33:53 UTC 2006

On Sun, 11 Jun 2006, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> Another Early American Newspapers request. What does Fred (or anyone else)
> have for Nathan Hale's final speech (and the speech as we now know it)?

There's nothing pre-1812 in America's Historical Newspapers.  I do,
however, see an 1805 occurrence in Shaw-Shoemaker.

Fred Shapiro

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