Execution of Washington Goode

June 1, 1849

An item from the Boston Evening Traveller of Friday, tells of the execution.  It mentions clergymen who had access to his cell in the last few days … Snowden, Taylor, and Grimes. He continued to claim innocence.  Since he tried once to commit suicide, an officer was in his cell, to prevent this…..”About one hundred persons were present in the jail yard, and the windows of the neighboring houses which overlooked the yard, were partly filled with men and women, boys and girls!”