A SCAPE GALLOWS.--At Perrysburgh, on the Savannah river, a soldier, named Ficklin, having made frequent attempts to desert, was tried and sentenced to be hanged.--Gen. Lincoln ordered the execution. The rope broke ; a second one was procured, which broke also. The case was then reported to the general for directions. “Let him run,” said the general, “I thought he looked like a scape gallows.”
Source: New York Spirit of the Times 7.6 (25 March, 1837): 47. University of Virginia Alderman Library.
Erin Bartels prepared this typescript.
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