1562: Sophie Harmansdochter, “Gele Fye” 1749: Fontauban, spy

1859: Pleasant M. Mask, wreck and ruin

March 4th, 2019 Headsman

This guy goes right into the roster of all-time great gallows names, for it was said (per the New Orleans Daily True Delta of March 15, 1859, rhapsodically channeling a report from the Oxford (Mississippi) Mercury) that “the name of Pleasant M. Mask is only pronounced with a shudder” and that doesn’t seem right at all.

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