New York, East
12 December 2000
GIBBS, Charles. [BROADSIDE]. The Pirate's advice to those who witnessed his awful end: being hung on Ellis' Island, April 22, 1831, for Murder and piracy on board the Brig Vineyard, from New Orleans to Philadelphia... N.p.: J. M. McCleland, ca. 1830. Broadside (460 x 180 mm.) Woodcuts of ships in pursuit and Gibbs hanging at the end of a noose, 24 4-line stanzas of verse describing the terrible deeds and downfall of Gibbs (loss at head of sheet, approx. 30 x 100 mm., not affecting woodcut illustration, two areas of holes/abrasions with loss to text but still legible, light staining).
"We hoisted up the black flag/And a Pirate I became I then committed cruelties Too dreadful for to name Nor sex nor age we spared But all we took was slain No mercy did we ever show For dead mean tell no tales."
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