coloured folk: to clarify

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 17 08:08:54 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> Phillis was the name of one of the two slaves executed for the murder
> of John Codman in Charlestown, Mass., in 1755. Â (The other slave
> condemned was hanged, and then his body was left on the gibbet in
> Charlestown for a number of years. Â Paul Revere mentions the location
> "where Mark was hanged" -- it was at a crossroads -- in his
> description of his ride, but it's not likely the body was still
> hanging then; rather, he was probably using the location as a
> "landmark" to describe his route.)

Good to know!

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