McCaffrey's Death Warrant
The Governor of the State has signed the death warrant of John McCaffrey, recently convicted in this City for the murder of his wife and Thursday the 21st of next month is the day appointed for his execution. John killed his wife, and the State will kill John-and that will make odd even.
Twist the rope longer,
Tie the know stronger,
If he did wrong, the law must do wronger,
Those who confide in the hanging system, of course, will begin to feel pleasant at the prospect of a spectacle likely to prove so "beneficial" in its moral influence on our community.
Published: Kenosha Democrat, July 11, 1851, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Saturday, September 29, 2001
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