Thursday, June 18, 2009

The unhappy Abraham Pass, the story of an 18 year old Jew executed Jew in England, 1743

Abraham Pass was charged with breaking and entering the home of Thomas Beate and John Dawson and stealing 250 ells of linen cloth on July 28, 1743. For this he was convicted and executed on November 21, 1743. Described here as "He did not commit Street Robberies, neither did he practice Shoplifting, but other sorts of Theft he made free with upon every opportunity. He was a most profligate, wicked young Man, wholly void of the Fear of God, disobedient to his Parents and Superiors, and unwilling to follow any settled Business."

Below is the entire story, which is well worth reading.

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